European wood engraving VS Japanese woodblock printing VS multi-color woodcuts

Here are three videos that take you through several relief carving techniques, including the transfer of the design to the block, the tools used in cutting, various ways of inking, proofing, and the transfer of the image onto paper. None of the videos are new but worth a reminder they are available. See especially the third, showing the difference between printed color, painted color, and transfer color.
How to make a wood engraving by Anne Desmet
Posted Oct 6, 2016 by the Royal Academy of Arts, London

“There’s something magical about the centuries-old art of wood engraving, in which an artist uses the same tools used to engrave jewellery to create extraordinarily detailed prints. Anne Desmet RA is one of only three wood engravers to be elected as Academicians in the Royal Academy’s nearly 250-year history. Here, she takes us through each step in creating a wood engraving, from tracing the original drawing through to printing a first proof.”
Making a Japanese woodblock print by Amy Macpherson
Posted July 19, 2016 by the Royal Academy of Arts, London

“In this video, Rebecca Salter RA explains the traditional tools and techniques used by the Sato Woodblock Workshop in Kyoto when creating her print for the Summer Exhibition 2016. Salter RA studied Japanese woodblock printmaking during the six years she spent living in Japan. A passionate advocate of this traditional craft, she commissioned the Sato Woodblock Workshop in Kyoto to produce her limited-edition print Tessella 1 and 2 for the Summer Exhibition 2016. In the video below, she gives a step-by-step introduction to the art of Japanese woodblock printing.”
Gauguin’s Process: Making Wood-Block Prints
Posted Jul 5, 2017 by the Art Institute of Chicago

“This video from the exhibition “Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist” breaks down Gauguin’s process for making wood-block prints step by step. Follow along to discover how the artist carved and printed blocks to make works like those in the Noa Noa Suite. To delve deeper into Gauguin’s processes, visit the online publication Gauguin: Paintings, Sculpture, and Graphic Works at the Art Institute of Chicago, available at”