A wood engraving is created by tracing the reversed design onto the end grain of a prepared type high block of English box or Lemon wood. The lines and shapes are then cut into the surface using very sharp small engraving tools. The hard wood used in block making is slow growing, so engraving blocks tend to be made quite small, the largest being about A5

The block is then rolled up in ink, and printed using my 1857 Albion hand press onto Japanese hand made or mould made papers.