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

  • n. The process of printing from an intaglio plate, etched according to a photographic image.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An intaglio process for printing photographic reproductions in newspapers and books.
  • n. A print so made.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A photoengraving; also, the process by which such a picture is produced.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To produce in photogravure.
  • n. The art of producing on metal, by an application of the action of light on a sensitized surface, often supplemented by etching, an incised engraved plate for printing.
  • n. A print taken from a photograph upon copper, etched with acid, and produced by the copperplate process.

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

  • n. printing from an intaglio plate prepared by photographic methods
  • n. an intaglio print produced by gravure
  • n. using photography to produce a plate for printing


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  • Manuscripts by Leonardo dispersed throughout Europe, and to reproduce the highly important original sketches they contain, by the process of "photogravure".

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  • By printing the same image four ways -- as a halftone photolithograph, continuous tone photolithograph, photogravure and salt print -- the subtle shifts and changes that occur through these varied processes become evident.

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  • Several pictures are by well-known artists, such as Man Ray's photogravure of a surreal turkey, "Cuisine (Kitchen): From the Portfolio Electricité" (1931); Harry Callahan's "Chicago" (c. 1951), a red, blue and black dye-transfer print that is almost painfully austere; and Josef Sudek's "My Window" (1952), one apple on a plate in front of a fogged window, somehow both enigmatic and wise.

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  • The photograph series "16 Blackboards" (1992) is from Ms. Dean's student days, and striking for its similarity to the way she continues to work today, as seen from the photogravure "T&I" (2006).

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  • Ranger was printed by the photogravure presses of Eric Bemrose, Liverpool, which meant that the illustrations reproduced far better Bemrose also printed Eagle where Frank Bellamy's most famous strip work appeared.

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  • On the top of the page was a photogravure of a beautiful woman, tall, with a mass of curly black hair and thick dark eyebrows, standing straight-backed in a white dress, staring out of the page in a way that reminded Ruby of Mama.


  • Xeger@22: It does sound like some of this material could really benefit from photogravure printing, say.

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  • Recent strong prices for items related to the Royal and Ancient Sport have included baseball great Joe DiMaggio's custom golf cart at Christie's East ($14,100) and a photogravure print of legendary Scot golfer "Old" Tom Morris at PBA Galleries ($14,950).

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  • Our book-hunter prefers that which appeared in three quarto volumes in 1904, with photogravure illustrations by M. Louis Chalon.

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  • Illustrations by Ellen G. Hill, and reproductions in photogravure, &c. London:

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  • Reminiscent of Grandfather photogravured...

    - Peter Reading, Chiaroscuro, from For the Municipality's Elderly, 1974

    June 22, 2008