Block printing
Printing Print"ing, n. The act, art, or practice of impressing letters, characters, or figures on paper, cloth, or other material; the business of a printer, including typesetting and presswork, with their adjuncts; typography; also, the act of producing photographic prints. [1913 Webster]

{Block printing}. See under {Block}.

{Printing frame} (Photog.), a shallow box, usually having a glass front, in which prints are made by exposure to light.

{Printing house}, a printing office.

{Printing ink}, ink used in printing books, newspapers, etc. It is composed of lampblack or ivory black mingled with linseed or nut oil, made thick by boiling and burning. Other ingredients are employed for the finer qualities. --Ure.

{Printing office}, a place where books, pamphlets, or newspapers, etc., are printed.

{Printing paper}, paper used in the printing of books, pamphlets, newspapers, and the like, as distinguished from writing paper, wrapping paper, etc.

{Printing press}, a press for printing, books, newspaper, handbills, etc.

{Printing wheel}, a wheel with letters or figures on its periphery, used in machines for paging or numbering, or in ticket-printing machines, typewriters, etc.; a type wheel. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Block printing — Block Block (bl[o^]k), n. [OE. blok; cf. F. bloc (fr. OHG.), D. & Dan. blok, Sw. & G. block, OHG. bloch. There is also an OHG. bloch, biloh; bi by + the same root as that of E. lock. Cf. {Block}, v. t., {Blockade}, and see {Lock}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • block printing — noun Printing from hand carved or engraved blocks, now used for specialist books, wallpaper and textiles • • • Main Entry: ↑block * * * block printing, a printing from engraved or carved blocks of wood or other material. It is used chiefly for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • block printing — n. printing of designs, drawings, etc. from engraved blocks coated with ink or dyes * * * …   Universalium

  • block printing — n. printing of designs, drawings, etc. from engraved blocks coated with ink or dyes …   English World dictionary

  • block printing —    Printing methods in which a block of wood, linoleum or some other material s surface is carved so that an image can be printed from it uncarved areas receiving ink which transfers to another surface when the block is pressed against it. Also… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • block printing — /blɒk ˈprɪntɪŋ/ (say blok printing) noun printing in which the characters are carved in relief on blocks of wood, which are then covered with ink and stamped onto paper …   Australian English dictionary

  • Block printing — Печатание с деревянных клише; ксилография …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • linoleum-block printing — noun : relief printing from a carved linoleum block compare block print …   Useful english dictionary

  • Linoleum-block printing — Печатание линогравюр; печатание с клише на линолеуме …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Printing — is a process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper using a printing press. It is often carried out as a large scale industrial process, and is an essential part of publishing and transaction printing.HistoryWoodblock… …   Wikipedia

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