photogravure[fōt′ō grə vyo̵or′]
- a photochemical process by which photographs are reproduced on intaglio printing plates or cylinders
- a plate or cylinder so made
- a print from such a plate, usually with a satinlike finish
Origin of photogravureFrench ; from photo (contr. ; from photographe ; from photograph) + gravure, engraving ; from graver: see engrave
The process of printing from an intaglio plate, etched according to a photographic image.
(countable and uncountable, plural photogravures)
(third-person singular simple present photogravures, present participle photogravuring, simple past and past participle photogravured)
- To print by this process.