Shi Zhu Zhai (Ten Bamboo Studio Collection of Letter Paper)
Colour printing on xuan (bamboo paper), hand embossing, woodblock printing and xian zhuang (stitched binding) are all ancient techniques used by JAPL. Items of particular interest produced include the recreation of 500 year old books originally made by Emperor Yongle to record the Ming Dynasty, as well as key Confucius teachings. The books and scriptures, amongst other collections and art works, all displaying the time consuming and intricate skills, can be found in the vast on-site product exhibition room.
Description: A collection of pictures showing letter papers printed by the technique of polychrome xylography, also known as douban, invented and perfected by Hu Zhengyan (1584-1674). The method involves the use of multiple printing blocks which successively apply different coloured inks to the paper to reproduce the effect of watercolour painting.
Keywords: Thread-bound books, hard-bound books, copy of ancient paintings, engraving printing, collo edition
Add：No.186, Chenfeng Road, Jintan, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China