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Printing Blocks

Vintage printing blocks from A Brunnschweiler & Co

Some - but not all - traditional African wax prints were overprinted by hand using heavy wooden printing blocks.

These rare vintage printing blocks date back to the 1980s and were used up until 2007 in the print works of A Brunnschweiler & Co of Manchester - the last English wax print manufacturer. When the factory closed, Brunnschweiler moved wax print production to their sister factory ATL in Akosombo, Ghana.

Each block is about 3 cm / 1.3 inches thick and weighs about 1.6 kg / 3.5 pounds.

Dimensions vary, but most blocks are about 20 x 40 cm / 8 x 16 inches.

Not just historic artefacts: these blocks can be used! 

Our display of rare vintage printing blocks from A Brunnschweiler & Co, Manchester

Printing Block New
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£20.00PBL181
Printing Block New
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£20.00PBL180
Printing Block New
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£20.00PBL179
Printing Block Sold
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£20.00PBL178
Printing Block New
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£20.00PBL177
Printing Block New
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£18.00PBL176
Printing Block New
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£17.00PBL175
Printing Block New
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£18.00PBL174
Printing Block New
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£19.00PBL173
Printing Block New
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£20.00PBL172
Printing Block Sold
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£20.00PBL166
Printing Block New
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£20.00PBL164
Printing Block New
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£18.00PBL163
Printing Block Sold
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£20.00PBL162
Printing Block New
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£16.00PBL160
Printing Block New
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£16.00PBL159
Printing Block New
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£17.00PBL158
Printing Block New
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£20.00PBL157
Printing Block New
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£20.00PBL156
Printing Block New
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£16.00PBL150
Printing Block New
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£17.00PBL142
Printing Block
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£15.00PBL108
 
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