[foh-tuh-gruh-vyoo r, -grey-vyer]
- any of various processes, based on photography, by which an intaglio engraving is formed on a metal plate, from which ink reproductions are made.
- the plate.
- a print made from it.
Origin of photogravure
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Examples from the Web for photogravure
Handsomely illustrated with a series of portraits in etching and photogravure.Margaret Montfort
Laura E. Richards
A photogravure forms the frontispiece to the present volume.A Life of William Shakespeare
With a Frontispiece in Photogravure and many interesting Portraits.Carriages & Coaches
With numerous Portraits, including two in Photogravure and one in Colour.
With a Photogravure Frontispiece and 16 other Illustrations.
- any of various methods in which an intaglio plate for printing is produced by the use of photography
- matter printed from such a plate
Former name: heliogravure
C19: from photo- + French gravure engraving
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