the most versatile
process in print-
making in which
the line or area that
make the impression
is cut into the lower
than the general
surface of the metal
plate, holds the
ink which is drawn
out on the paper in
printing by the great pressure of the press. It
includes engraving, mezzotint, drypoint, line
etching, and aquatint.
KEY PLATE OR BLOCK
The plate or block
used to serve as a guide to register other
plates or blocks in color printing.
To etch a positive image
on aquatint by drawing with a water soluble
Type of printing based on
principle that oil and water will not mix.
A method of
creating a dark
the plate with
the tool called
and working back toward the light tones by
scraping and burnishing.
To work with a combination
of techniques on the same print.
Indirect printing, by
depositing an image on a roller or plate
surface and then from there to the paper.
Process of printing from
a flat surface, based on inability of water-
wet surface to take ink.
Printing cut or plate
in which printing surface is in relief, made
by photochemical process.
To pull the ink out of the
lines lightly on an otherwise cleanly wiped
plate; to make the linear or tonal areas
The design stands
out in relief; the rest of the plate is etched
To deposit a thin layer of
steel by galvanic process on the surface of
the copperplate to make it more resistant to
To create a half-tone
effect by engraving and etching little dots
into the plate.