- any process using intaglio printing plates
- such a plate or a print made by such a process
Origin of gravureFrench from graver, to carve from Frankish an unverified form graban, akin to grave, transitive verb
- a. A method of printing with etched plates or cylinders; intaglio printing.b. Photogravure.
- a. A plate used in the process of gravure.b. A reproduction produced by gravure.
Origin of gravureFrench from graver to engrave from Old French of Germanic origin ; see ghrebh-2 in Indo-European roots.
Short for rotogravure