Woodblock printing is the technique of transferring an image to the
fabric with a unique method. It is frequently preferred in terms of
transferring the designs onto the wooden printing mold easily. Wood printing is
carving to transfer the desired image to a flat surface or fabric, dipping it
into paint and processing it into the fabric. In order to create patterns on
fabrics, a wooden printing mold must be created by carving the wooden
material. Then this mold can be painted and used to create patterns on fabric.
What is Woodblock Printing?
Woodblock printing is also known as wood printing is a painting
technique made with a unique method. It is a printing technique made using
fabric printing patterns. For wood printing, a wood material with a flat
surface is required. After the pattern is drawn on the woodblock, the parts
other than the picture are cut. In the style of excavation painting with
woodcut patterns, all the lines that make up the painting are carved on the
woodcut plate high above the ground. Thus, protrusions occur on the wood
surface. These protrusions are painted and printed on paper. Outputs the image
in reverse format. Therefore, the wooden block should be drawn upside down.
Wood printing method is among the first printing methods.
What are Wood Printing Materials?
Wood printing materials can be found easily on hobby markets, DIY stores
• Flat plate
• Wooden printing molds
• Fabric dye
How is Wood Printing Made?
Wood printing production stages are as follows.
• The first step to make a wood print application is to obtain wood
• In order to perform the wood printing technique, it is necessary to
obtain a wood block with a flat surface.
• The picture to be drawn should be drawn on the wooden block. This
picture can be painted in the desired color.
• The edges of the wood block are cut with the help of a cutting tool to
create a wood printing pattern.
• After cutting, paint should be applied to the picture. For this, it
should be determined which tone will be preferred on the fabric or the floor.
• After the wooden printing plate is painted, it is printed on a
suitable fabric. This process is suitable for all types of fabrics with cotton
properties. After the printing process, the trace of the picture remains on the
There are many important elements in wood printing application. Molds
made from cherry, pear, sycamore and beech trees, especially the most preferred
linden tree, are used for wood printing. The structure of the trees preferred
for printing should be soft. Molds made from soft and flat trees make it
possible to transfer pictures in the best way possible. Applying paint has a
great importance in the art of wood printing. Controlled and thin application
of the paint with the help of a sponge is also an important detail. After
applying the paint to the wooden mold, it is necessary to press firmly on the
fabric and not to move the mold. Otherwise, the shape will be distorted. If the
application on the surface is not sufficient the first time, it can be done