Definitions for "RETROUSSAGE"
Process of lightly rubbing an intaglio plate, after it has been inked in the normal way, with a soft rag to produce a blurred, fuzzy effect.
A technique sometimes used in the final wiping of intaglio plates. A fine muslin is dragged along the inked lines to soften their definition and give a richer, almost drypoint effect.
An intaglio inking method of wiping the inked plate so that some of the ink is "dragged" out of the grooves and onto the plate surface, giving a softened and feathered printing result.