Thursday, October 22, 2009

Printing prepress - literally

A fascinating insight into how production printing was done before mechanized printing presses that is still being done today.

Founded in 1729, The Derge Parkhang is the last remaining Tibetan printing temple of its kind. The Parkhang stores more than 300,000 woodblocks that are used to publish sutras, commentaries and histories of Tibetan Traditional Buddhism.

Please press the play arrow to view the video. Note that it may stop for a moment while the video buffers in the background.

More information can be found on the Derge Parkhang YouTube channel by clicking HERE.

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