There is a variety of Printing Techniques that designers can use to solve problems and create visual materials.
Some are older than others, some are not as easily available as they used to be and others are much more expensive and often out of
Regardless of the specifics or availability, all of this types of printing are still in practice today. It is important to know what we can do with
printed materials in order to select the best possible materials and processes for the project.
Types of Printing Techniques
- Wood Block
- Movable Type
1) Wood Block:-
A form of letterpress, Word Block printing is one of the oldest techniques for printing and has a long history or development in both Europe and Asia. It is a relief process in which an image is carved in reverse into a piece of wood, inked up and paper is pressed down on top of it to transfer the ink and image. It is one of the rarest forms of printing in use today, due primarily to time consumption. However, there are many sets of type still in existence that were created from woodblocks and are often used in letterpress poster printing.
2) Movable Type:-
Invented in the 15th century, Movable Type is the process of setting type by hand for printing on a letterpress machine. The type can be made of either wood or metal and letters were cut individually by called punch cutters. This style of printing was the first developed that could rapidly, a relative term produce multiple copies of lengthy printed materials and books.It remain the standard printing technique until photo typesetting came in 1950s.
3) Letter Press:-
Letterpress is still alive today, although it exists on a much smaller scale and usually only in specially shops.The process often now involve photo polymer plates that can translate a digital design into a raised plate for use with vintage presses. It has seen a revival of success in recent years in the fine art, craft and design worlds and is often used to create wedding invitations and posters. However, it remains a very flexible and reliable printing method that can be used for almost anything.
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