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<engraving (printmaking process)>

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Use for the intaglio process in which the design is incised into the printing plate. Distinct from "wood engraving (process)," which is a process for relief printing. Historically, has sometimes been used to refer to printmaking processes in general, usually those employing printing plates; use the appropriate specific term. For the single step of incising the design, use "engraving (incising)."

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intaglio (printmaking)

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11yrs ago

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