woodcut and wood engraving
Introduction woodcut and wood engraving,
prints made from designs cut in relief on wood, in contrast to copper or steel engraving
(which are intaglio
). The term woodcutting
is loosely included within the wood-engraving process, from which, however, it can be distinguished. Woodcutting, the oldest method of printmaking, is accomplished using soft wood with a knife employed along the grain. Wood engraving, which developed in the 18th cent., is a technique using hard, end-grained wood worked with a graver or burin.
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