RELIEF PRINTING

Relief printing, as the name indicates, is a technique in which the raised parts of a wooden block or a piece of linoleum transfer colours while the parts to be left uncoloured are removed.

For woodcuts made using an engraving tool, end-grain wood is used. End-grain blocks are hard and will support minute detail. Woodcuts use blocks of wood in the direction of the grain which makes it possible to exploit the unique characteristics of the wood.

The relief-printing workshop is equipped with lead fonts and a Korrex printing press for setting and printing texts, a press for relief printing as well as spiral machines and a glue-binder for making books. There are undergraduate courses for book production and relief printing.

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