Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A method of printing with etched plates or cylinders; intaglio printing.
  • noun Photogravure.
  • noun A plate used in the process of gravure.
  • noun A reproduction produced by gravure.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as photogravure.
  • noun A print or plate produced by photogravure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun art, printing A type of intaglio printing process, in which an image is engraved onto a rotating copper cylinder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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
  • noun an intaglio print produced by gravure
  • noun a printing plate used in the process of gravure
  • noun the act of intaglio printing

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from graver, to engrave, from Old French, of Germanic origin; see ghrebh- in Indo-European roots.]

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Short for rotogravure

Examples

  • Atsuko Maeda, 17, a member of idol group AKB48, on Sunday held an event to introduce her first "gravure" photo book at Fukuya-shoten book shop in Ginza.

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  • In addition to her appearances in many best-selling AVs, she has done several "gravure" or glamour photo shoots and videos.

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  • Using a record-sized camera they take color shots of the material to be reproduced, etch the exposures so obtained on copper plates, and use the plates for printing by the gravure process on an extremely thin paperbacked film.

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  • Mr. Petit, using the pseudonym Yvon, took exquisite postcard photographs of Paris that he had run off in England on a gravure press in lots of 10,000.

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  • Meanwhile, at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Aperture is adding to its celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution and the 200th anniversary of the Mexican Independence Movement with a satellite showing of 20 gravure prints from Strand's 1967 edition of "The Mexican Portfolio."

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  • Meanwhile, at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Aperture is adding to its celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution and the 200th anniversary of the Mexican Independence Movement with a satellite showing of 20 gravure prints from Strand's 1967 edition of "The Mexican Portfolio."

    ARTINFO: Paul Strand's Elegant and Unsettling Vision of Mexico Comes to the Bronx

  • "Traces" introduces a large body of new works from Leroux including froissées, peintures (oil on canvas with Leroux's burn technique), oil on paper with burns and gravure (engravings on zinc paper).

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  • Meanwhile, at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Aperture is adding to its celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution and the 200th anniversary of the Mexican Independence Movement with a satellite showing of 20 gravure prints from Strand's 1967 edition of "The Mexican Portfolio."

    ARTINFO: Paul Strand's Elegant and Unsettling Vision of Mexico Comes to the Bronx

  • Meanwhile, at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Aperture is adding to its celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution and the 200th anniversary of the Mexican Independence Movement with a satellite showing of 20 gravure prints from Strand's 1967 edition of "The Mexican Portfolio."

    ARTINFO: Paul Strand's Elegant and Unsettling Vision of Mexico Comes to the Bronx

  • Meanwhile, at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Aperture is adding to its celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution and the 200th anniversary of the Mexican Independence Movement with a satellite showing of 20 gravure prints from Strand's 1967 edition of "The Mexican Portfolio."

    ARTINFO: Paul Strand's Elegant and Unsettling Vision of Mexico Comes to the Bronx

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