- a printing process using photogravure cylinders on a rotary press
- a print or newspaper pictorial section printed by this process
Origin of rotogravure; from Classical Latin rota, wheel + gravure
- An intaglio printing process in which letters and pictures are transferred from an etched copper cylinder to a web of paper, plastic, or similar material in a rotary press.
- Printed material, such as a newspaper section, produced by this process.
Origin of rotogravureLatin rota, wheel; see ret- in Indo-European roots + gravure.
From German Rotogravur, derived from the Berlin printing firm Rotogravur Deutsche Tiefdruck Gesellschaft, the name of which is conjectured to be a portmanteau of Rotophot and Deutshe Photogravur.