a print obtained from a line drawing
engraving consisting of a block that has been etched or engraved
an intaglio printing technique known for it's crisp, precise lines. the image is engraved into a copper or steel plate using a burin, which is a tool with a sharp, v-shaped blade. the plate is then inked, covered with a piece of damp paper, and run through a press, which forces the paper into the incised lines to pick up the ink and absorb the image. this technique is also known as engraving.
Printing done from an intaglio plate produced from a hand-engraved die and transfer roll rather than by photographic or chemical means. See also Gravure.
( gravure en taille douce, gravure au trait, gravure sur cuivre, Linienstich, Kupferstitch, Grabstichelarbeit) Earliest of the intaglio methods. Printmaking method utilizing a graver or burin to incise lines on metal.