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soft-ground etching


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Preferred Term

soft-ground etching

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Printing process in which the ground is mixed with a soft substance, such as tallow, allowing the rendering of textured lines and areas when the plate is etched. Sometimes, paper is placed over the grounded plate and drawn on, to pick up the ground.

Variations

etching, soft-ground

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soft ground

soft-ground

soft ground etching

soft-ground technique

Broader Term

etching

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