On July 31, 1804, English artist and printer George Baxter was born. Baxter is credited with the invention of commercially viable colour printing. Though colour printing had been developed in China centuries before, it was not commercially viable. Baxter used wood and metal colour blocks in conjunction with steel key plates and using oil inks. George Baxter – First Colour Prints George Baxter was born in 1804 in Lewes, Sussex, the second son…Read more
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