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Relief Printing

Wood block by Pablo Picasso

A printing process in which the impression is created by the uncarved areas of the PRINTING ELEMENT, which has been inked with a ROLLER, BRAYER, or other tool. The incised, areas do not usually print, but printing pressure often creates an embossed effect.

In all relief techniques it is the surface of the block that is inked and printed.