gravure

Definitions of gravure
  1. noun
    a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate; the plate is smeared with ink and wiped clean, then the ink left in the recesses makes the print
    synonyms: intaglio, intaglio printing
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    types:
    photogravure
    printing from an intaglio plate prepared by photographic methods
    rotogravure
    printing by transferring an image from a photogravure plate to a cylinder in a rotary press
    type of:
    printing, printing process
    reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
  2. noun
    the act of intaglio printing
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    types:
    photogravure, rotogravure
    using photography to produce a plate for printing
    type of:
    printing
    the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution
  3. noun
    a printing plate used in the process of gravure
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    type of:
    engraving
    a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
  4. noun
    an intaglio print produced by gravure
    synonyms: heliogravure, photogravure
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    type of:
    print
    a picture or design printed from an engraving
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