Book of Common Prayer (London, 1600)

London: Robert Barker, 1600

Printing images in multiple colours by masking with the frisket continued for well over a century in England. This title border has usual elements highlighted in red: faces and markers of authority. The design of the woodblock makes the shape of the holes cut into the frisket sheet immediately evident, and it also makes it clear that the impressions in red and black are from the same matrix. The longevity of this approach to colour printing suggests a continued demand for it in the Tudor book market.

Syn.6.60.4, title page