Chromoxylography

Chromoxylography was a color woodblock printing technology that was popular from the mid-nineteenth to early-twentieth centuries. It was often employed to create images for children’s books, serial pulp magazines, and cover art for yellow-back and penny dreadfuls. Engravers and printers mastered the skills of relief engraving and chromoxylography in the nineteenth century, most notably in Victorian London by engraver and printer Edmund Evans, who was particularly skilled at the process, generating a broad range of colours and tones by color mixing. Chromoxylography was a difficult process that necessitated detailed engraving and printing for the best results.