What is Block Printing? Block printing is the art of carving into a surface to create a design and then printing it onto fabric or paper. I use Speedball carving blocks and tools to create my stamps. I print on paper and fabric using Memento Inks and Speedball Inks. I enjoy the process of drawing a design, transferring it to the carving block, carving away the image and then printing repeat designs and patterns onto fabric or paper. I spent many years teaching and painting with acrylics on canvas. As an artist I think it is important to continually explore your interests and mediums to discover how best to express your unique vision and style.