any of various processes, based on photography, by which an intaglio engraving is formed on a metal plate, from which ink reproductions are made.
a print made from it.
- pho·to·gra·vure·ist, noun
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How to use photogravure in a sentence
All photogravure plate makers of the present time have more or less copied the process of Fox Talbot.The Building of a Book | Various
With a Frontispiece in photogravure and 16 other Illustrations.Mary Tudor, Queen of France | Mary Croom Brown
Illustrated with a series of portraits in etching and photogravure.Narcissa, or the Road to Rome | Laura E. Richards
With photogravure frontispiece and sixty-five illustrations.The Curved Blades | Carolyn Wells
Illustrated with facsimile letters and photogravure frontispiece.Occultism and Common-Sense | Beckles Willson
British Dictionary definitions for photogravure
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
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