Definition of nature printing in English:

nature printing

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[mass noun]
  • A method of producing a print of a natural object (such as a leaf) or a textile by making an impression of it directly on to a soft metal printing plate under great pressure and then taking an inked impression on paper.
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    • 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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