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Definitions for gravure
grəˈvyʊər, ˈgreɪ vyərgravure

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  1. intaglio printing, intaglio, gravurenoun

    a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate; the plate is smeared with ink and wiped clean, then the ink left in the recesses makes the print

  2. gravurenoun

    a printing plate used in the process of gravure

  3. gravure, photogravure, heliogravurenoun

    an intaglio print produced by gravure

  4. gravurenoun

    the act of intaglio printing


  1. gravurenoun

    A type of intaglio printing process, in which an image is engraved onto a rotating copper cylinder.

  2. Etymology: Short for rotogravure


  1. gravure

    Rotogravure (or gravure for short) is a type of intaglio printing process, which involves engraving the image onto an image carrier. In gravure printing, the image is engraved onto a cylinder because, like offset printing and flexography, it uses a rotary printing press. Once a staple of newspaper photo features, the rotogravure process is still used for commercial printing of magazines, postcards, and corrugated (cardboard) and other product packaging.


  1. gravure

    Gravure is a type of intaglio printing process, which involves engraving an image onto an image carrier, typically a metal plate. In this process, ink is applied to the plate and then wiped from the surface, leaving ink only in the engraved areas. The plate is then pressed onto a material like paper to create the print. This technique is commonly used in fine art and photo reproduction, as well as for high-volume printing of packaging and magazines.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gravure in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gravure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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