Definition of relief printing in English:

relief printing


  • [mass noun] 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.’