|Stamp Name||Definitive 112 Ancient Chinese Engraving Art Postage Stamps (1995)|
|Stamp Cat Standard||Definitive Stamps|
|Stamp Cat||Birds, Flowers, Fruits, Calligraphy & Paintings|
|Dimension of stamps(mm.)||26.5x23.5 (mm)|
|Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)|
|Printer||China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.|
|Process||Deep etch offset|
|Paper||Locally-made mat finished, watermarked stamp paper with gum,<br>Phosphorescent stamp paper<br>|
|Stamp No.||Issue date||Number issued|
To coincide with the promotion of Chinese culture, the Directorate issued a set of stamps depicting ancient Chinese engraving art. The subjects were recommended by the Chinese Culture Renaissance Association and chosen from the Ancient Chinese Engraving Art Collection, currently collected by the National Central Library.
Printing art is one of the China’s four great inventions, and it contributed much to the culture of the world. Ancient Chinese Engraving Art Collection was the work of the Ming Dynasty, when the art form reached its height. After one reads the Collection, one is likely to think that every picture in the Collection was drawn by hand , not printed.