Printing from raised images, as in letterpress and flexography.
- Printmaking knows two groups of techniques: relief printing and intaglio printing.
- The problem with relief printing is that the artist must carve the image, and the carving action is unnatural to an artist who normally works in a medium like paint and pencil.
- Woodcut illustration was well suited to the printed book, since woodblocks and type both require relief printing and can thus be printed simultaneously.
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Syllabification: re·lief print·ing
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