Line Engraving

“Line engraving: An intaglio engraving process in which the design is drawn by incising lines directly into a metal plate with a burin; the burr is removed, leaving a clean groove to receive the ink, which is transferred to paper under the pressure of the press.”

Excerpted from: Diamond, David G. The Bulfinch Pocket Dictionary of Art Terms. Boston: Little Brown, 1992.

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