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  1. relief printing, letterpressnoun

    printing from a plate with raised characters

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  1. Relief printing

    Relief printing is a printmaking process where protruding surface faces of the printing plate or block are inked; recessed areas are ink free. Printing the image is therefore a relatively simple matter of inking the face of the matrix and bringing it in firm contact with the paper. A printing-press may not be needed as the back of the paper can be rubbed or pressed by hand with a simple tool such as a brayer or roller. The matrix in relief printing is classically created by starting with a flat original surface, and then removing away areas intended to print white. The remaining areas of the original surface receive the ink. The relief family of techniques includes woodcut, metalcut, wood engraving, relief etching, linocut, and some types of collagraph. Traditional text printing with movable type is also a relief technique. This meant that woodcuts were much easier to use as book illustrations, as they could be printed together with the text. Intaglio illustrations, such as engravings, had to be printed separately. Relief printing is one of the traditional families of printmaking techniques, along with the intaglio and planographic families.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of relief printing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of relief printing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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