Definition of nature printing in English:

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nature printing


A method of producing a print of a natural object (such as a leaf) or a textile (such as lace) by making an impression of it directly onto a soft metal printing plate under great pressure and then taking an inked impression on paper.
Example sentences
  • She observed that ‘even Leonardo da Vinci was fascinated by nature printing and left many prints in his 15th-century notebooks.’
  • In the 19th century the technique of nature printing was a popular means of botanical illustration.
  • In a sense, nature itself provides the artistic detail as revealed through the nature printing medium.

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Syllabification: na·ture print·ing

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