Definition of nature printing in English:

nature printing


  • A method of producing a print of a natural object (such as a leaf) or a textile (such as lace) by making an impression of it directly onto a soft metal printing plate under great pressure and then taking an inked impression on paper.

    ‘She observed that ‘even Leonardo da Vinci was fascinated by nature printing and left many prints in his 15th-century notebooks.’’
    • ‘In the 19th century the technique of nature printing was a popular means of botanical illustration.’
    • ‘In a sense, nature itself provides the artistic detail as revealed through the nature printing medium.’
    • ‘In this nature printing craft you can select the printing medium which you like the best.’
    • ‘Participants will learn basic techniques of nature printing and how to capture the true impression of butterfly wings.’
    • ‘Before photography was invented, nature printing was used to illustrate books on the study of plants and medicine.’
    • ‘Direct fish printing is derivative of the nature printing techniques which have developed in Europe over the last five centuries.’
    • ‘The nature printing exhibition came to life, I thought, with our weekly demonstrations of fish printing on t-shirts, but this activity divided my colleagues.’
    • ‘For the purpose of this study, the author will limit herself here to the application of plants as one area of nature printing and name it ‘Botanical Printmaking’.’
    • ‘The renewed popularity of nature printing, including Gyotaku, has given rise to a number of exhibits and to the U.S. based Nature Printing Society.’


nature printing

/ˈnāCHər ˈprin(t)iNG/ /ˈneɪtʃər ˈprɪn(t)ɪŋ/