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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
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£12.00PBL210
Printing Block
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£12.00PBL209
Printing Block
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£18.00PBL204
Printing Block
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£18.00PBL203
Printing Block
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£18.00PBL202
Printing Block
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£18.00PBL201
Printing Block
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£18.00PBL199
Printing Block
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£20.00PBL197
Printing Block
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£20.00PBL191
Printing Block
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£14.00PBL186
Printing Block
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£20.00PBL185
Printing Block
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£18.00PBL176
Printing Block
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£20.00PBL164
Printing Block
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£18.00PBL163
Printing Block
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£16.00PBL150
Printing Block
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£17.00PBL142
 
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