retroussage

noun
ret·​rous·​sage | \ ˌre‧trəˈsäzh\
plural -s

Definition of retroussage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the wiping of an inked engraved plate with a cloth so as to draw up a slight amount of ink to the edges of the filled lines and soften the definition of the lines when printed

retroussage

transitive verb
\ "\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of retroussage (Entry 2 of 2)

: to treat (an engraved plate) by retroussage

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History and Etymology for retroussage

Noun

French, act of tucking up, turning up, from retrousser to tuck up, turn up + -age

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