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The Art of Block Printing

Block printing is an ancient process of printing by hand. It takes several stages from fabricating the base, to adding the intricate details of the design, and then finally filling in the detail.

Block printing involves carving the desired pattern onto a large block, covering that design in ink or dye, and stamping it onto the fabric. Most of the block is commonly made of wood, but other such materials. The printing process is very similar to the way that the first printed books were created. This may sound simple, but keep in mind that each block can only be covered in a single color of ink or dye and only to the block containing the part of the overall design utilizing that color.

Pax Philomena uses block printing for their fabric because of the vast artistic creation and distinct pattern. While it might take time, but each product is uniquely created to be one-of-a-kind dress or shirt.