from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
- noun A print or plate made by photography and developed by etching for use on a type-printing press.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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.
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- noun an engraving used to reproduce an illustration
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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.
A well-equipped photo-engraving establishment must have all these screens, and all of them in many different sizes.
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.
Photography is the basis of all the mechanical processes that come under the general head of photo-engraving.
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.
Practically all book illustrations, as well as those in catalogues and periodicals of all kinds, are made by some method of photo-engraving.
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.
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."
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.