A cutting or engraving; a figure cut into something, as a gem, so as to make a design depressed below the surface of the material; hence, anything so carved or impressed, as a gem, matrix, etc.; -- opposed to cameo. Also used adjectively.
(pronounced in-tal'yo) A printing technique wherein the ink transferred to the paper comes from the grooves (low points) of the engraved plate. The resulting image has a three dimensional appearance as well as exceptional quality and clarity.
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.
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 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.
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.
(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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.