linecut

linecut
noun
1. a print obtained from a line drawing
Syn: ↑line engraving
Hypernyms: ↑engraving
2. engraving consisting of a block that has been etched or engraved
Syn: ↑line block, ↑line engraving
Hypernyms: ↑engraving

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
: a relief printing plate made by photographing a design (as a pen-and-ink drawing composed of lines of varying thickness and sometimes grains, dots, stipples, cross-hatching) onto a plate or film and then photographing the negative onto a sensitized usually zinc or copper plate that is then developed with the lines that will form the relief printing surface being protected with an acid resist and the rest of the plate surface being etched down; also : a print made from a linecut — called also line block, line engraving, line plate

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • linecut — n. a print obtained from a line drawing. Syn: line engraving. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a block that has been etched or engraved. Syn: line block, line engraving. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • linecut — noun Date: circa 1909 a photoengraving of a line drawing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • linecut — line cut n. A letterpress printing plate made from a line drawing by a photoengraving process. Also called line engraving. * * * …   Universalium

  • linecut — noun A print obtained from a line drawing; line engraving …   Wiktionary

  • printmaking — /print may king/, n. the art or technique of making prints, esp. as practiced in engraving, etching, drypoint, woodcut or serigraphy. [1925 30; PRINT + MAKING] * * * Art form consisting of the production of images, usually on paper but… …   Universalium

  • line block — noun engraving consisting of a block that has been etched or engraved • Syn: ↑linecut, ↑line engraving • Hypernyms: ↑engraving * * * noun : linecut * * * line block noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • line engraving — noun 1. a print obtained from a line drawing • Syn: ↑linecut • Hypernyms: ↑engraving 2. engraving consisting of a block that has been etched or engraved • Syn: ↑linecut, ↑line block …   Useful english dictionary

  • engraving — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Art of making designs by etching Nouns 1. engraving; line, mezzotint, or stipple engraving; drypoint, draw point, etching, intaglio, gravure, copperplate, silverpoint; steel or wood engraving; xylography …   English dictionary for students

  • line etching — noun : linecut …   Useful english dictionary

  • line plate — noun : linecut …   Useful english dictionary

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