from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The process of obtaining an etched or engraved plate from the photographic image, to be used in printing; also, a picture produced by such a process.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common name for many processes by which a photograph may be made to afford a plate-matrix from which can be taken prints in ink corresponding to the original of the photographic image.
- n. A print or plate made by photography and developed by etching for use on a type-printing press.
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- n. an engraving used to reproduce an illustration
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It will be seen that this process may be used with advantage instead of that of photo-engraving with bitumen, in cases where it is not advisable to use acids.
Practically all book illustrations, as well as those in catalogues and periodicals of all kinds, are made by some method of photo-engraving.
All methods of relief plate photo-engraving come under two general heads: "Half-tone" and "line engraving," the latter being very generally known as "zinc etching."
Zinc etching is the simplest method of photo-engraving and should be thoroughly understood before one begins to inquire into the intricacies of the half-tone process.
A well-equipped photo-engraving establishment must have all these screens, and all of them in many different sizes.
Photography is the basis of all the mechanical processes that come under the general head of photo-engraving.
Hand presses are a necessity in all photo-engraving shops, and with these several "proofs" of each plate are printed in order that the customer may judge of the quality of the plate.
Practically all things may be reproduced successfully by photo-engraving, but the vast majority of subjects that go to the photo-engraver are either photographs or drawings.
Second: From zinc or half-tone plates made from drawings -- generally designated as "photo-engraving".
Drawings for photo-engraving, 266. for the blacksmith, 172. shading and coloring, 277-288.