design cut into the surface of a hard material
Italian for "carving", an Intaglio is a carved gem wherein the design is engraved or carved into the object so that it sits below the surface plane of the material, as opposed to a cameo in which the design is raised from it's background, in relief. This technique was often used for seals, which made a raised impression in wax used to seal a letter or authenticate a document. It was commonly attached to watch fobs, since the watch fob is a good manner of carrying a seal. Once seals fell out of common use, the intaglio tended to face out to the viewer rather than down as on a seal. Some of the most commonly found Victorian intaglios were carved in carnelian, an orange-brown variety of chalcedony.
An engraved stone in which the design is carved into the surface of the stone so that the rim is the highest portion. The opposite of a cameo. See CAMEO.
From Italian, 'in the cut' or 'in the groove,' this term refers to one of the four basic printmaking families. It encompasses all prints made by pressing the ink down into the crevices of the plate then wiping excess ink away from the surface. The paper is placed over the plate and run through an intaglio press, which squeezes the paper and plate with high pressure between two rollers, transferring the ink to the paper. Some examples of intaglio techniques include etching, mezzotint, drypoint, aquatint and engraving. To see a picture of an intaglio press, visit the artist statement of Ursula Neubauer in the "Galleries" section of this site.
A printmaking technique in which lines and areas to be inked and transferred to paper are recessed below the surface of the printing plate. Examples-etching, drypoint, aquatint, engraving.
Engraving using small stone wheels to create mostly curved cuts (such as flowers or leaves), giving the visual illusion that the cut-away parts are actually raised (also called Tiefschnitt)
a general term used for printing techniques which involve metal-plates. as opposed to relief prints, intaglio (which means "to incise" in italian) prints are created by incising the image into a metal plate. the plate is then inked, and the ink is held in the engraved area, below the surface of the plate. damp paper is then applied to the plate and run through a press. the pressure of the press forces the damp paper into these incised areas to pick up the ink, thus transferring the engraved lines onto the paper. the most common types of intaglio are engraving, etching, mezzotint and aquatint.
A general term covering etching and related printing techniques such as engraving and drypoint in which the ink that yields the image is held by recessed lines incised into a matrix (plate).
Italian An engraving or wheel cutting technique cutting into substance of glass beneath the surface plane; the reverse of cameo. Also a pattern pressed into glass.
From an Italian word meaning "cut in". Prints are made from images cut below the surface of the printing plate. Ink is forced into these cutout images and then forced onto the paper in a press that exerts great pressure. Intaglio prints include etchings, aquatints, drypoints, engravings, soft-ground etchings and mezzotints. In some processes, the lines are cut out by hand with tools; in others, they are bitten out by acid.
One of the four major classes of printmaking. After a metal plate has been incised, ink is dabbed into the lines, the surface is cleaned by wiping, and dampened paper is placed onto the plate. The two are passed through a roller press, which lifts the ink up onto the paper. Engraving, etching, aquatint, stipple, drypoint, and photogravure are forms of intaglio prints. Intaglio is sometimes called copperplate.
An incised, etched, carved or sunken image. In printing, an intaglio is created on the surface of plates or cylinders. The etched areas hold ink, the non-etched areas remain ink free. When the inked plate or cylinder is then applied to the substrate to be printed, the ink adheres and is transferred to the substrate reproducing the original image.
The class of reproductive process to which etching, engraving and mezzotint belong.
Italian for "in recess.'' A form of printing in which the inked image is produced by that portion of the plate sunk below the surface. Line engraving and gravure are forms of intaglio printing.
(pr. in-tahl'yoh) Means “below the surface”. Graphic processes in which prints are made from ink trapped in the grooves drawn/cut into a metal plate. Etching, engraving, drypoint, and aquatint are all intaglio processes. See also print.
A printing process in which the image is manually incised or chemically etched into a metal plate using a variety of techniques and tools. The paper receives the ink from the incised recessed marks and not from the top surface of the plate, as in relief printing. For intaglio printing the paper is dampened so that it will be squeezed under printing pressure into the inked recesses of the plate. One of the distinguishing characteristics of this type of printing is that the dried ink impression stands up from the paper in very slight relief. Aquatint, engraving, etching, mezzotint, and drypoint are intaglio techniques.
A method of printing in which an image or letter is cut into the surface of wood or metal, creating tiny wells. Printing ink sits in these wells, and the paper is pressed onto the plate and into the wells, picking up the ink.
The line has been created by incising the plate, as in engraving or etching. The lines are sunken grooves in the plate.
1. Printing style in which the design is cut into the surface of the cylinder and is thus below the surface. 2. A lustrous brocade pattern knitted in a tricot fabric.
A design that is engraved or carved into a metal or stone so that it sits below the surface plane of the material; the opposite of a cameo.
A type of press or printing technique which uses engraved plates. The image on the plate is engraved into the plate's surface; then, ink is spread across the plate and wiped off, and the plate is pressed into the paper with great force. The result is a "raised" printing on the surface of the paper. Paper money and postage stamps are often printed on intaglio presses. Pronounced "in-TAL-ee-oh."
Letters, numbers, or designs engraved sunk in a surface.
a process of printing from the recessed portion of a printing plate. see also Engraving
One of the four basic graphic arts, which involves printing from an inked image cut or incised (by the action of acid) into a metal plate.
A process in which a design, text, etc., is engraved into the surface of a plate so that when ink is applied and the excess is wiped off, ink remains in the grooves and is transferred to paper in printing, as in engraving or etching.
Designs cut in a gemstone that appear in relief when the stone is pressed into a soft substance like clay. Opposite of cutting en cameo.
Design that is raised from its background material. Opposite of "bas relief."
A glass engraving design.
An Intaglio is an ornamental stone with a design formed into the stone, sitting below the surface. (In contrast with a cameo.)
A stage in the note printing process where black ink is transferred to the sheet of notes. Ink is applied to the metal plates and then wiped clear, remaining only in the incuse design. Under high pressure, the ink is transferred to the paper stock leaving a slightly raised design.
A design sunk below the surface so that the impression made from it is in relief.
Incised gem stone, often set in a ring, used in antiquity and during the Renaissance as a seal. Any incised decoration; the opposite of carving in relief.
A general term covering the printing process such as engraving, aquiant, mezzotint, etching. Any process in which the image is cut, engraved or etched below the surface of the plate.
A design that is carved in relief on glass or a gemstone so that the image is depressed below the surface.
Referring to all matrices which have either been cut into or "bitten" into. The resulting "dug out" lines are printed. Intaglio processes include etching, aquatint, engraving, mezzotint and metal engravings, among others.
The printing process whereby the image is lifted under the great pressure of the press from the ink pocketed in the engraved or etched grooves of a metal plate, and thereby transferred onto dampened paper which has been placed over the plate.
Any technique such as etching, aquatint or soft ground in which an image is printed from lines or textures scratched, engraved or etched into a metal plate. The plate is inked up and wiped clean leaving ink in the incised areas that make up the image. During printing the tremendous pressure of the press forces the moistened paper into the parts of the plate holding ink and so the image is transferred.
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
glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem (as opposed to cameo)
a cameo carved from beneath, showing through the glass, tranparent stone or substance
a carving where a design is cut or carved into stone or metal so that the carving is below the surface of the material
an engraving depressed below the surface of the material so that an impression from the design yields an image in relief.
This is a collective term for several printmaking processes in which prints are made from ink trapped in grooves of an incised metal plate. This includes etchings, aquatints and mezzotints.
deep hollowed-out cutting or engraving.
Images are produced by ink held in recessed areas of the printing plate. Intaglio methods include aquatint, engraving, etching, mezzotint, and spitbite.
Printing from flat copper or steel die plates in which the image has been engraved. Intaglio inks are of viscous consistency composed of modified lithographic type varnishes.
Incised or sunken decoration.
carved gem where the design is created by incising into the stone making a negative pattern, when pressed into wax or clay the design would be raised. see cameo
is an Italian word that describes any printing process in which the ink is held in furrows below the surface of a metal plate and is transferred to paper through the application of pressure, usually from a printing press.
printing process in which the ink is picked up from incised lines in the plate.
A generic term to describe printing from a plate which bears ink in a groove or pitted mark. The plate may be copper, zinc, steel, acrylic or any hard material and the mark is either made directly by engraving or indirectly by etching with acid. Ink is rubbed into the mark and the surface is wiped clean. The pressure of the press forces the paper into the plate, thus making contact with the ink, resulting in a printed mirror image of the original mark. Intaglio prints are identified by a characteristic plate-mark around the perimeter of the design, indicating that the plate has been impressed into the fabric of the paper. Colour is added by hand-colouring a monochrome design with watercolour, by applying ink to separate areas of the plate or using a different plate for each colour, printing each successively in registration.
One of four traditional categories of printing. Ink is below the surface of the plate.
the opposite of a cameo, a design carved in shell or stone that is cut beneath the surface of the stone.
Decoration made by carving or engraving a design into a gem or other hard material. Intaglio is the opposite of cameo.
Gemstone carved into a cameo, but instead of the engraving raised above the background, as in the cameo, the engraving is etched into the background.
(Italian, "engraving") A method of engraving whereby the ornamentation is cut into the object and lies below the surface plane. The German name for this technique is Tiefschnitt.
Processes where impressions are made from an inked metal plate, such as etching and engraving.
(15) -- a figure or design incised or engraced; a cutting or engraving in stone or other hard material (Oxford Dict.)
comes from an Italian word meaning, "cut in," intaglio prints are made from images cut below the surface of the printing plate. Ink is forced into these cut-out images and then forced onto the paper in a press exerting great pressure.
Any type of printing in which the design is recessed, that is below the surface of the plate. The design is etched into the surface of the plate by engraving, a mechanical method, or by gravure, a chemical method.
An engraved or etched design which is below the the surface as with anilox rolls and gravure cylinders.
Intaglio is the overall printing category for etchings and engravings, when an image is carved or acid-etched into a plate, which is then hand-inked and transferred to paper using a press. A visual characteristic of intaglios is the plate-mark that remains impressed into the paper after the printing.
Any of the techniques in which an image or tonal area is printed from lines or textures scratched or etched into a metal plate (engraving, etching, drypoint, aquatint, lift ground, soft ground). The plate is covered with ink, then wiped clean leaving ink in the incised lines or textures of the image. This plate is then printed in a press on moistened paper. The paper is forced down into the area of the plate holding ink, and the image is transferred to the paper.
method of printing used for metal plates worked as Engraving, Etching, Drypoints, Mezzotints and Stipples
Line Engraving) A method of printing where the design is cut into the printing plate and thus is recessed below the surface of the plate. the ink which collects in the recessed design is then transferred to the paper. Line Engraved stamps are easily discernible because of the raised ridges on the stamp caused by the ink making up the design.
a method of printing from an engraved metal plate - under high pressure from the press the paper is forced to accept ink from the engraved incisions in the plate rather than from the relief surface.
Type or design etched into a metal plate as opposed to raised letters as in letterpress.
a deterioration either pressed or cut into the base of a piece of glass.
A design that is cut into a surface such as metal, jewel or stone.
Any technique in which an image is incised below the surface of the plate, including dry point, etching, aquatint, en graving, and mezzotini.
Intaglio is the method of printing in which ink is forced into incised lines or recessions on a plate, the surface wiped clean, dampened paper placed on top, and paper and plate run through an etching press to transfer the ink to the paper. Encompasses etching, engraving, aquatint, collagraph and other techniques.
A gem in which the design has been engraved or carved into the stone.
the incision of a design beneath the surface of hard metal or stone. Plates are inked and then the surface is wiped clean so that the ink is transferred onto paper through an etching press. The opposite of this process is known as relief printing.
From Italian, 'incision'. A design or illustration cut into a surface, the opposite of ' relief '.
These prints are made from copper or steel plates, also known as engravings or etchings.
Any process that involves metal removal from a printing plate: engraving, etching, aquetint and mezzotint.
An incised design, as opposed to a design in relief.
An image etched/sunk into the surface of a piece.
Printing under pressure, causing the plate mark or "intaglio" impression.
An Italian word for indentation, to cut or insise. After the image is cut into the plate, it is covered with a greasy printer's ink and carefully pushed into the lines and textures, then wiped clean so that the ink remaines only in the insised design. A sheet of moistened paper is placed over the plate and then run through a press between rollers transfering the image to the paper. Areas of the plate that have been masked out during this process are still the original smooth metal and will hold no ink; these are the white areas in the finished print. The great pressure required to pick up the ink in the intaglio printing leaves a visableplate mark within the pressed paper.
refers to a type of eye that is indented or carved in to the doll- as in Schoenhut's wooden dolls.
A figure of design carved into or beneath the surface of hard metal or stone.
Technique in which a design is engraved or incised on glass, ceramics, or the like, beneath the surface of the material. Etching, therefore, is a form of intaglio printing.
The art of carving a shell or similar matter beneath its background. An intaglio is the opposite of a cameo.
This term generally refers to those print processes in which ink is pulled out of grooves made in a plate. The plate will usually be of copper, but sometimes other metal, usually one or two millimetres thick. The most common forms of intaglio are engraving and etching. Whereas woodcuts and wood engravings are inked so that the ink lies on the surface, intaglio plates are wiped clean so that the ink remains only in the incisions. The impressions are then made under great pressure with the paper being forced into the grooves and drawing out the ink.
Design that is impressed into its base material.
(Ital. "Incision"; pron. in TAHL-yo) Any technique in which an image is incised below the surface of the plate, including dry point, etching, aquatint, engraving, and mezzotint.
Any technique in which an image is transferred onto paper from ink that is held in the incised or eaten into areas of a metal plate. Intaglio processes are including: engraving, etching, mezzotint, aquatint and dry point.
Incised carving cut into the surface. The design is cut out rather than the surround, as in a seal.
An engraved stone, the opposite of a cameo, with a recessed design carved into the surface.
An illustration or design cut into a surface.
Any printmaking technique in which the inked areas are recessed below the surface of the plate.
To incise. All forms of etching are intaglio prints and display a plate mark.
Printing method in which the image in the plate is etched or recessed. The ink is applied to the plate, wiped clean and then the ink remaining in the recesses transfers to the substrate.
Cutting a figure or design so that it is hollowed out; the opposite of cameo.
A term used in line engraving, meaning "cut into," because the lines are thus made on the plate. Also, the manner of engraving of gravure plates.
Method of printmaking where ink is forced into incised lines
Kaiverruspaino Intaglio An engraved cylinder in which the cells are recessed below the surface like gravure cylinder or die -stamping.
Design in which the subject is cut lower than the background.
Literally, "to engrave below the surface". Intaglio is a generic term for those printing processes in which the image is hollowed into the printing surface. In addition to gravure, intaglio methods include many metal-engraving techniques such as etching, aquatint and mezzotint. The intaglio surface can be a plate or a cylinder. The term intaglio is also used to denote the etched pattern itself.
One of four major divisions of printmaking in which an image is made by printing information that has been cut or etched into the surface of a plate.
A general term covering etching and related printing techniques in which the ink that yields the image is held by recessed lines incised into a matrix (plate). Such a hollow-cut design is the opposite of relief.
A term that includes all metal plate engraving and etching processes in which the printing areas are recessed, e.g., engraving, etching, drypoint and aquatint. Japanese paper Handmade paper with a web of strong naturally formed fibers; ideal for hinging purposes. The best are made with 100 percent kozo or gampi fibers, which have not been bleached or chemically processed.
A technique of stylized engraving which is carved beneath the surface layer of a hard material, often stone or metal.
An image or design created by engraving the design onto a metal plate and filling the recessed design with ink. A damp piece of paper is then pressed against the plate in a roller press, producing a reverse image on the paper.
The general term for a print in which the image is either cut or bitten by acid into a metal plate. Ink is forced into this cut or bitten image, the surface of the plate is wiped clean, and a print is made when the plate and paper are run together under pressure through an etching press.
Refers to a print process where the image is created by a metal plate being bitten with acid or scratched on the surface of the printing plate. When the plate is inked up ink will be pushed into the bitten lines or areas and this is what will create the image in reverse directly onto the paper when rolled thorough the press. Processes include etching, engraving, mezzotint, drypoint, aquatint and photo etching.
All-metal plate engraving and etching processes in which the printing areas are recessed, i.e., the lines that form the design are cut into the surface. The plate is inked and then wiped so that the paper receives the ink from the incised lines and not from the surface of the plate.
Derived from the Italian, "cut in", or engrave. It stands for any or several print making methods -- engraving, etching, drypoint, aquatint, soft-ground etching or mezzotint. These all have this in common: The areas which print on the paper have been cut, scratched or chemically bitten.
Intaglio is a method of decoration in which a design is cut into the surface. Signet rings are frequently decorated with intaglio, as are seals.
(It., "carving"): sunk or negative relief carved into a stone, see cameo and (cat 148).
the technique of creating a design by cutting into the surface; the design is thus depressed below the original surface (ATA fig. 2-11) [image
A term used to describe a design incised below a plate's surface. (see also Etching and Engraving)
Design carved or cut below the surface of a material; opposite of cameo.
The process of incising a design beneath the surface of a metal or stone. Plates are inked only in the etched depressions on the plates and then the plate surface is wiped clean. The ink is then transferred onto the paper through an etching press. The reverse of this process is known as relief printing.
Intaglio (pronounced in-TAL-yo, ) is a family of printmaking techniques in which the image is incised into a surface, known as the matrix or plate. Normally, copper or zinc plates are used as a surface, and the incisions are created by etching, engraving, drypoint, aquatint or mezzotint. Collographs may also be printed as intaglio plates.