deep etch

1 of 3


: the etching of an offset printing plate to such a degree that the printing area becomes slightly recessed and thereby productive of sharper definition and longer runs


2 of 3


: involving the use of plates made by deep etch
printing by deep-etch offset


3 of 3

transitive verb

: to produce (a plate) by deep etch

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Transitive verb

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“Deep etch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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