Printing on Paper You Are Here Home Posts Printing on Paper Tags paper, history, printing 660-670, China: First example of printing on paper. Early xylography was accomplished with hemp paper and woodblocks. Image Gallery Frontispiece, Diamond Sutra from Cave 17 × Frontispiece, Diamond Sutra from Cave 17 A page from the Diamond Sutra, printed in the 9th year of Xiantong Era of the Tang Dynasty, i.e. 868 CE. Currently located in the British Library, London. British Library Or.8210/P.2 From Wikimedia Commons.