photoengraving

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pho·to·en·grav·ing

noun

Definition of PHOTOENGRAVING

1
:  a photomechanical process for making linecuts and halftone cuts by photographing an image on a metal plate and then etching
2
a :  a plate made by photoengraving
b :  a print made from such a plate

First Known Use of PHOTOENGRAVING

1872

photoengraving

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of several processes for producing printing plates by photographic means (see photography). In general, a plate coated with a photosensitive substance is exposed to an image, usually on film; the plate is then treated in various ways, depending on the printing process to be used. Photoengraving is particularly useful for reproducing photographs via the halftone process. See also offset printing.

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