Block print block printing


A relief prints made from wood blocks and now a nearly forgotten art, it is also known as a woodcut. Block Printing, the universal means of illustrating books and magazines in the 19th century, is the oldest of all the relief processes. "Harper's", "Scribner's", and "Century" were magazines especially noted for their skilled block printers. Photo mechanical halftones replaced this process in the 1890s. Source: Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"