gravure

[gruh-vyoor, grey-vyer]
noun
1.
an intaglio process of photomechanical printing, such as photogravure or rotogravure.
2.
a print produced by gravure.
3.
the metal or wooden plate used in photogravure.

Origin:
1875–80; < French, equivalent to grav(er) to engrave < Germanic (see grave3) + -ure -ure

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gravure (ɡrəˈvjʊə)
 
n
1.  See also rotogravure a method of intaglio printing using a plate with many small etched recesses
2.  See photogravure
3.  matter printed by this process
 
[C19: from French, from graver to engrave, of Germanic origin; see grave³]

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Gravure is a printing process that uses intaglio or engraved metal plates or cylinders.
Gravure is the simplest of the major printing processes in terms of the number of ink transfers and moving parts.
Gravure printing originated in the early nineteenth century.
Gravure cylinder preparation is the pre-press preparation of cylinders for use in gravure printing, an engraving process.
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