: a process for printing from an intaglio plate
In intaglio or gravure printing, minute depressions or cells are etched into the printing plate. These are filled with ink which is transferred to the paper after the excess ink on the unetched areas has been scraped off …—J. A. C. Yule
: such a process where the plate is prepared by photographic methods : photogravure
In photoengraving, a similar process, photoengravers produce metal plates or gravure cylinders for reproduction of copy. —Occupational Outlook Handbook
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