Definitions for "Relief printing"
A printing process in which a raised surface accepts ink, which is then transferred to paper by direct contact.
Exploits the surface characteristics of almost any material. Traditionally, these particular characteristics have come from the gouging, cutting or carving out of the surface of a wood block, be it fine or coarse-grained. Recently "found" objects such as corroded metal, eroded wood and other natural surfaces, which contain disparate elements, are inked up and brought together in one work. The surface of the print can possibly have variations in surface texture. The inked areas may be raised to accommodate the large textured objects.
The class of reproductive process to which letterpress and woodcuts belong, in which the raised areas of the block or plate are the principle printing surface.