intaglio printing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n intaglio printing 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
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Usage

In literature:

The method of printing etchings, mezzotint, and other intaglio plates is the same to-day as it was in the time of Rembrandt and Durer.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
In intaglio, the ink is taken from a depression; in relief from an elevation; and in flat printing from a plane surface.
"The Essentials of Illustration" by T. G. (Thomas George) Hill
For many years, however, progress in processes for intaglio printing was very slow.
"Photogravure" by Henry R. Blaney
Stone-printing has the unique property, owned by no other process, that it is possible to print relief and intaglio simultaneously.
"The Invention of Lithography" by Alois Senefelder
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In news:

Northern Bank Note , located in Cincinnati, OH, USA, is a financial security printer of stock certificates and intaglio printed documents.
Northern Bank Note, located in Cincinnati, OH, USA, is a financial security printer of stock certificates and intaglio printed documents.
Intaglio is the Italian word meaning "into" and refers to an etching process artists use to produce multiple prints of the same image.
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