intaglio printing

Definitions of intaglio printing
  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: gravure, intaglio
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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
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