Definitions for etchingˈɛtʃ ɪŋ
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an impression made from an etched plate
an etched plate made with the use of acid
making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them
The art of producing an image from a metal plate into which an image or text has been etched with acid.
The image created by this process.
the act, art, or practice of engraving by means of acid which eats away lines or surfaces left unprotected in metal, glass, or the like. See Etch, v. t
a design carried out by means of the above process; a pattern on metal, glass, etc., produced by etching
an impression on paper, parchment, or other material, taken in ink from an etched plate
Etching is the process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio in the metal. As an intaglio method of printmaking, it is, along with engraving, the most important technique for old master prints, and remains in wide use today.
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I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.
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