a process of engraving in which the design or the like is cut on a wax-coated metal plate from which a printing surface is subsequently produced by stereotyping or by electrotyping.
Origin of cerotype
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a process for preparing a printing plate by engraving a wax-coated copper plate and then using this as a mould for an electrotype
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