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etching

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Intaglio process in which the design is worked into an acid-resistant substance coating the metal printing plate; the plate is then exposed to acid, which etches the plate where the metal is exposed, to create lines and dark areas. For the single step of exposing the plate to acid, use "biting."

Variations

etching (printing process)

Related Terms

The Etchings of Whistler and His Circle

Narrower Terms

aquatint

soft-ground etching

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