A method of printing in which the image is etched into the printing plates, as opposed to letterpress printing, in which the image is slightly raised from the rest of the plate. Gravure printing produces consistent quality in long production runs.
a method of transferring images to paper from an intaglio (recessed) surface, as from an etching or engraving; sheet-fed gravure prints on individual sheets; rotary gravure prints onto a web or roll of paper
A method of printing in which the image is etched into the surface of the printing plate and is therefore, recessed below the surface of the plate. Ink is captured in the recesses of the image and is transferred to paper under firm pressure. (Also called photogravure).
a printing process utilizing cylinders (a separate one for each color) upon which the image has been recessed in dots by photographic and chemical means. The web is printed directly from these cylinders. The first stamp to be produced by gravure was the 1967 5¢ Eakins Commemorative, Scott 1335.
Printing process which employs recessed ink-holding image which comes directly in contact with paper.
A printing process (often used to produce high quality colour) that uses an etched printing cylinder.
A variant of photogravure without use of a camera. The artist draws an image on a plastic film such as Mylar for photographic transfer to the plate.
A printing method in which the image area of the plate consists of ink-carrying cells engraved into the plate surface (intaglio).
A printing process that uses intaglio, or recessed, image carriers. The image carrier, which is flat or cylindrical, moves through an ink pool. A blade scrapes excess ink off the plane of the plate, leaving ink in the recessed wells. A second cylinder presses the paper onto the plates, where it picks up ink from the wells. The high speed of gravure presses and the durability of the metal intaglio plates make gravure an economical printing method suitable for large print runs (more than two million copies).
a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate; the plate is smeared with ink and wiped clean, then the ink left in the recesses makes the print
a printing plate used in the process of gravure
an intaglio print produced by gravure
A printing process which employs a cylinder with tiny ink reservoirs etched on its surface.
(wallcovering) The pattern of this paper is applied to the surface with rollers; a photographic process has produced the pattern.
high-quality printing process used for very large print runs
A printing process using recessed areas on a metal cylinder that hold the ink.
Printing from a depressed surface. Image is etched below surface of plate.
A printing method that uses ink-filled depressions in a cylinder to deposit ink on a substrate, forming an image. The small depressions, known as "cells", are etched into the cylinder to form the image. Ink is flooded onto the cylinder and then removed by a blade scraping the cylinder surface. Only the ink in the etched depressions remains and is transferred to the substrate on contact. See also: rotogravure.
A printing process utilizing an intaglio printing plate created by photographic and chemical means, rather than by hand engraving. See also Intaglio.
Printing method in which the image area is etched below the surface of the printing plate.
A printing process which provides good quality at high speed and relatively low cost. The design image is etched into a series of cylinders that transfer ink to paper.
The printing method most likely used for long-run periodical and catalog work because the method transfers large quantities of ink directly to the paper, yielding greater depth and richness of color than any other process. Some maga-zines are printed partly by gravure and partly by offset lithography, with gravure reserved for the sections wherein reproduction quality is critical.
a method of four colour printing using the intaglio process. Normally for high volume runs
a printing process in which the printing areas are below the non-printing surface. These recesses are filled with a liquid ink with the surplus removed from the non-printing areas by the doctor blade before the paper 'sucks' the ink from the cells. Also called photogravure (UK) and rotogravure (US). Gsm / g/m2 - grams per square meter. A method of indicating the substance of paper on the basis of its weight, regardless of its sheet size. Spoken (and sometimes written) as gsm.
Short for rotogravure; printing method in which the images are imprinted onto paper directly from the impression cylinder; generally provides greater color range and can use a cheaper paper stock than offset printing.
A rotary printing process where the image is etched into the metal plate attached to a cylinder. The cylinder is then rotated through a trough of printing ink after which the etched surface is wiped clean by a blade leaving the non-image area clean. The paper is then passed between two rollers and pressed against the etched cylinder drawing the ink out by absorption.
The image area is etched or engraved into the metal surface of a printing cylinder. These etched "ducts" are filled with ink as the cylinder rotates. Excess ink is removed from the non-image area with a doctor blade. Ink is transferred to the substrate by the pressure between the printing cylinder and the impression roller.
A method of printing using metal cylinders etched with millions of tiny wells that hold ink.
An intaglio, or recessed, method of printing that uses recessed images etched onto a flat or cylindrical plate which moves through an ink pool. A blade scrapes excess ink off the plate, leaving ink only in the recessed areas. A second cylinder presses the paper against the plate so that it picks up ink from the wells. Gravure is ideally suited for multimillion copy runs because the presses can run at extremely high speeds, and the intaglio plates are more durable.
a printing process where the image is engraved (electronically or chemically) in the form of cells in the surface of a metal cylinder. Ink is transferred to the substrate by passage between the inked cylinder and an impression cylinder under pressure.
Printing process in which recesses on a printing cylinder are filled with ink and the surplus removed by a doctor blade. The paper contacts the cylinder and ‘lifts' the ink from the recesses, creating a much heavier ink film than lithography. High quality results can be achieved on low-grade papers due to the heavy inking creating a high gloss surface. Generally used for long-run printing because of the high cost of the cylinders.
An engraving. Hand-drawn gravure processes include copper engraving and drypoint. Photographic gravure processes include photoetching, heliogravure, rotogravure and polymer gravure.
An intaglio or recessed printing process. The recessed areas are like wells that form the image as paper passes through.
An intaglio printing process that uses engraved cylinders. Ink is retained in the engraved areas for printing. It is ideal in long-run work and prints on most substrates.
Method of printing using etched metal cylinders, usually on web presses.
a form of stamp printing (see photogravure).
A method of printing with etched or engraved plates (see Intaglio, Copperplate, Photogravure, Rotogravure).