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1. An intaglio printing process in which letters and pictures are transferred from an etched copper cylinder to a web of paper, plastic, or similar material in a rotary press.
2. Printed material, such as a newspaper section, produced by this process.

[Latin rota, wheel; see ret- in Indo-European roots + gravure.]


1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a printing process using a cylinder etched with many small recesses, from which ink is transferred to a moving web of paper, plastic, etc, in a rotary press
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printed material produced in this way, esp magazines
Often shortened to: roto
[C20: from Latin rota wheel + gravure]


(ˌroʊ tə grəˈvyʊər, -ˈgreɪ vyər)

1. a photomechanical process by which pictures, typeset matter, etc., are printed from an intaglio copper cylinder.
2. a print made by this process.
3. a section of a newspaper consisting of pages printed by the rotogravure process; magazine section.
[1910–15; < German Rotogravur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rotogravure - printing by transferring an image from a photogravure plate to a cylinder in a rotary press
photogravure - printing from an intaglio plate prepared by photographic methods
2.rotogravure - printed material (text and pictures) produced by an intaglio printing process in a rotary press
photojournalism - journalism that presents a story primarily through the use of pictures
newspaper, paper - a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements; "he read his newspaper at breakfast"
3.rotogravure - using photography to produce a plate for printing
gravure - the act of intaglio printing


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