photogravure

Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A print taken from a photograph upon copper, etched with acid, and produced by the copperplate process.
  • To produce in photogravure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

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

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

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Examples

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

    The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Volume 1

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

    The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Complete

  • 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.

    Taking Nature's Refuge

  • 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.

    Jane Chafin: Exit Through the Gift Shop (The Emperor Is Naked)

  • 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.

    Jane Chafin: Exit Through the Gift Shop (The Emperor Is Naked)

  • 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.

    Jane Chafin: Exit Through the Gift Shop (The Emperor Is Naked)

  • 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).

    Tacita Dean Reflects on Time

  • 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.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • 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.

    DIAMOND RUBY

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

    Making Light: Open thread 135

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  • Reminiscent of Grandfather photogravured...

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

    June 22, 2008