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photogravure

[foh-tuh-gruh-vyoo r, -grey-vyer] /ˌfoʊ tə grəˈvyʊər, -ˈgreɪ vyər/
noun
1.
any of various processes, based on photography, by which an intaglio engraving is formed on a metal plate, from which ink reproductions are made.
2.
the plate.
3.
a print made from it.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; photo- + gravure
Related forms
photogravureist, noun
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Examples from the web for photogravure
  • From this process evolved photogravure-gravure printing where a plate is etched from a photographic image.
  • Her work includes photogravure, public billboard projects, and installations that involve floor vinyl and wallpaper.
  • Seven of the illustrations will be in color, and there will be many others in photogravure and collotype.
  • In each there are sixty four full page halftones, with a frontispiece in photogravure thrown in for good measure.
  • The illustrations are numerous, and successful specimens of j photogravure.
British Dictionary definitions for photogravure

photogravure

/ˌfəʊtəʊɡrəˈvjʊə/
noun
1.
any of various methods in which an intaglio plate for printing is produced by the use of photography
2.
matter printed from such a plate
Former name heliogravure
Word Origin
C19: from photo- + French gravure engraving
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