Electro-tint

Electro-tint

E*lec"tro-tint`\, n. (Fine Arts) A style of engraving in relief by means of voltaic electricity. A picture is drawn on a metallic plate with some material which resists the fluids of a battery; so that, in electro-typing, the parts not covered by the varnish, etc., receive a deposition of metal, and produce the required copy in intaglio. A cast of this is then the plate for printing.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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