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<etching (printmaking process)>

Scope note

Use for the intaglio process in which the design is worked into an acid-resistant substance coating the metal printing plate; the plate is exposed to acid, which etches the plate where the metal is exposed. For the single step of exposing the plate to acid, use "biting."

Term type

Lead term

Getty AAT term number

300053241

Broader Terms used

intaglio (printmaking)

Created

11yrs ago

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