photoengraving

noun
pho·to·en·grav·ing | \ˌfō-tō-in-ˈgrā-viŋ \

Definition of photoengraving 

1 : a photomechanical process for making linecuts and halftone cuts by photographing an image on a metal plate and then etching

2a : a plate made by photoengraving

b : a print made from such a plate

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Although photoengraving had been developed by 1890, woodcuts and metal casts of line drawings were used until 1904, especially in advertising. Roger Showley, sandiegouniontribune.com, ""A Faithful Mirror": The San Diego Union-Tribune's first 150 years," 15 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of photoengraving

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of photoengraving was in 1864

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