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Photogravure

Definition of the noun photogravure

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noun - plural: photogravures

  1. printing from an intaglio plate prepared by photographic methods
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic terms: gravure / intaglio / intaglio printing = a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate
    • more specific word: rotogravure = printing by transferring an image from a photogravure plate to a cylinder in a rotary press
  2. an intaglio print produced by gravure
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of photogravure: gravure / heliogravure
    • more generic word: print = a picture or design printed from an engraving
  3. using photography to produce a plate for printing
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of photogravure: rotogravure
    • more generic word: gravure = the act of intaglio printing

Alternative definition of the noun photogravure

noun

  1. [uncountable] An intaglio process for printing photographic reproductions in newspapers and books.
  2. [countable] A print so made.

Explanation

Photogravure is an intaglio printmaking or photo-mechanical process whereby a copper plate is coated with a light-sensitive gelatin tissue which had been exposed to a film positive, and then etched, resulting in a high quality intaglio print that can reproduce the detail and continuous tones of a photograph.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Photogravure

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Google previewPhotography (1911)

Its Principles and Applications by Alfred Watkins

Photogravure is the most charming of all the methods of photographic printing, whether mechanical or by the action of light. It has a great resemblance to the artist's copper etching process, and is founded on the same mechanical methods, the ...

Google previewCurrent Literary Terms (1965)

A Concise Dictionary of their Origin and Use by A.F. Scott

Photogravure is a modern development of intaglio printing. INTENSION. Latin intensión-(em), a stretching out, straining. In formal logic, all the qualities or attributes comprised in a general term or general notion.

Google previewAmerican Encounters, Art, History, and Cultural Identity (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Photogravure is an intaglio printmaking or photomechanical process whereby a copper plate is coated with a lightsensitive gelatin tissue which had been exposed to a film positive, and then etched, resulting in a high quality intaglio print that ...

Google previewPhotography, A Cultural History (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Photogravure is an intaglio printmaking or photomechanical process whereby a copper plate is coated with a lightsensitive gelatin tissue which had been exposed to a film positive, and then etched, resulting in a high quality intaglio print that ...

Google previewThe University of Iowa and Biochemistry from Their Beginnings (1980)

by Clarence Peter Berg

The photogravure is a reproduction of a daguerrotype made about 1850 by Whipple of Boston. Permission of the publishers to copy it is gratefully acknowledged. students in that area, but succeeding Normal Department course descriptions.

Google previewTempting the Palette (2005)

A Survey of Color Printing Processes by David Pankow

PHOTOGRAVURE IS A CONTINUOUS-TONE PHOTOMECHANICAL PROCESS very much like collotype, except that it employs an intaglio plate. Its origins are difficult to sort out, but most authorities credit Karl Klic of Vienna with developing ...

Google previewThe Saturday Review (1904)

An example of the persistence of the reproductive engraver in the very heyday of photogravure is the remarkable work of Mr. Hole after Millet. That however is a side issue. The present enterprise offers the collector five plates of autographic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography (2013)

by John Hannavy

Photogravure is the ultimate facsimile process for the reproduction of etchings because the lines it reproduces are actually etched in the printing plate just like the original etching plate. Rembrandt's work has been the subject of more facsimile ...

Google previewThe Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art (1904)

An example of the persistence of the reproductive engraver in the very heyday of photogravure is the remarkable work of Mr. Hole after Millet. That however is a side issue. The present enterprise offers the collector five plates of autographic ...

Google previewLiterary News (1887)

The photogravure is the style of illustration peculiarly suited, ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

Photogravure may have the appearance of pure line work, exactly as in manual line engraving (q.v.), and it may have the appearance of tint or shade without line, nearly as in the case of mezzotint (q.v.). This form of the art has been carried to ...

Google previewDictionary of English Spelling (2005)

by Martin H. Manser

light or photography photoelectric photoengraving photogravure photojournalism photolithography photometer photometry photosetting photocopy (to make a) photographic copy of a document, etc. photocopied photocopiable ...

Google previewThe Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (2013)

by Michael R. Peres

Dujardin and Léonard Berger, photogravure. (Courtesy of the George Eastman House Collection, Rochester, New York.) Obernetter, Johann Baptist (1840–1887 ) Johann Baptist Obernetter was a German photographer and photographic ...

Google previewThe American Business Encyclopedia and Legal Adviser (1913)

The photogravure, which, as has been indicated, is an "intaglio" rather than relief process, should always be kept in the back of the head when illustration of a booklet or a catalogue is under consideration. The cost of making the plates is much ...

Google previewCompton's Pictured Encyclopedia (1922)

To Inspire Ambition, to Stimulate the Imagination, to Provide the Inquiring Mind with Accurate Information Told in an Interesting Style, and Thus Lead Into Broader Fields of Knowledge, Such is the Purpose of this Work by Guy Stanton Ford

Photogravure and Rotogravure “Photogravure” is a wholly different process from the half-tone. In this process a sensitized paper, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography (2017)

by F. J. Monkhouse

PHOTOGRAVURE. The plate is mounted on a block of wood as a line-block for delivery to the printer. Half-tones (using a screen of fine dots) can be similarly produced on a copper plate for reproducing photographs. photogrammetry The ...

Google previewCHAMBERS'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA (1891)

PHOTOGRAVURE. that they are only observable when a refracting telescope* is employed. Hence the use of reflecting telescopes for this work has been suggested ; but, although by this means some of the faults mentioned are banished, ...

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Small photo of HUNGARY - CIRCA 1984: stamp printed in Hungary (Magyar) shows scotch bonnet or fairy ring mushroom (marasmius oreades); edible mushroom series, photogravure, engraved, Scott 2874 A759 1fo, circa 1984Small photo of HUNGARY - CIRCA 1984: stamp printed in Hungary (Magyar) shows group of parasol mushrooms (macrolepiota procera) from edible mushrooms series, photogravure and engraved, Scott 2877 A759 3fo, circa 1984Small photo of HUNGARY - CIRCA 1984: stamp printed in Hungary (Magyar) shows group of field or meadow mushrooms (agaricus campester); edible mushrooms series, photogravure, engraved, Scott 2876 A759 2fo, circa 1984Small photo of HUNGARY - CIRCA 1984: stamp printed in Hungary (Magyar) shows group of common morel mushroom (morchella esculenta) from edible mushrooms series, photogravure, engraved, Scott 2875 A759 2fo, circa 1984Small photo of THE STEERAGE, 1907, immigrants on steerage deck of ship arriving in New York, 1907. Photogravure by Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), published in CAMERA WORK, 1911.Small photo of Slovakia - stamp printed 1942, Standard edition photogravure printing, Dark brown color, Topic Heads of state, Series President, Definitive Issues, President Jozef TisoSmall photo of Manama - stamp printed 1971, Multicolor memorable edition photogravure printing, Topic fauna, Series Tropical Fish, Queen Triggerfish, Balistes vetula More...

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