printing from an intaglio plate prepared by photographic methods
gravure, photogravure, heliogravure(noun)
an intaglio print produced by gravure
using photography to produce a plate for printing
An intaglio process for printing photographic reproductions in newspapers and books.
A print so made.
a photoengraving; also, the process by which such a picture is produced
Photogravure is an intaglio printmaking or photo-mechanical process whereby a copper plate is coated with a light-sensitive gelatin tissue which had been exposed to a film positive, and then etched, resulting in a high quality intaglio print that can reproduce the detail and continuous tones of a photograph.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fō′tō-grā-vūr, n. a method of producing by means of photography and the action of acids on a sensitised surface a kind of mezzo-engraving on metal. [Fr.,—Gr. phōs, light, Fr. gravure, engraving.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a process of reproducing pictures from the negative of a photograph on a gelatine surface with the assistance of certain chemical preparations.
The numerical value of photogravure in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of photogravure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4