Digitally Driven Replicas of an Antique Textile Printing Block

The item printed is an antique textile printing block replica, printed this past spring at the Makerspace. This was created in the costume production MFA program at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. My textile printing project includes an antique, wood carved printing block in need of repair and the process of creating a new print block in the form of 3-D printed plastic and a new carved wood block made on a C & C machine. The project covers the process of printing with a traditional block, creating a 2-D file, translating it to a 3-D file, and the printing process of the repaired blocks. The study also includes printing pros and cons with new blocks versus the antique block.
-Katie Keener, MFA Candidate, Department of Dramatic Arts