Relief printing is a technique where artists create an image on a plate, and then transfer that image to paper using a printing press. Relief printing is one of the oldest methods of printmaking and was likely first developed in China.
Today, relief printing is still a popular method for creating prints, as it allows for a great deal of detail and nuance in the final image. Many different kinds of materials can be used for relief printing, including wood, metal, and even linoleum. The key to successful relief printing is to create a raised image on the plate that will transfer well to paper.