Origin of etching ground
First recorded in 1780–90
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Etching-Ground, with which to protect the plate against the action of the acid.A Treatise on Etching
A few minutes after this first operation is finished, the stone is rinsed with water, dried and coated with etching-ground.
The etching-ground is dissolved in oil of turpentine and laid on the stone with a clean ball.
Then it is cleansed with water and covered with etching-ground when dry, as is prescribed for the etched process.
To prepare a plate for etching it is first covered with etching-ground, a composition which resists acid.