Wood engraving

Wood engraving
Wood engraving is a printing technique, in which the artist works the image or matrix of images into a block of wood. Functionally a variety of woodcut, it uses relief printing, where the artist applies ink to the face of the block and prints using relatively low pressure. By contrast, ordinary engraving, like etching, uses a metal plate for the matrix, and is printed by the intaglio method, where the ink fills the valleys, the removed areas as a result, wood engravings deteriorate less quickly than copper-plate engravings, and have a distinctive white-on-black character

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