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The process of engraving zinc printing plates.

zinc·og′ra·pher n.
zinc′o·graph′ic (zĭng′kə-grăf′ĭk), zinc′o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the art or process of etching on zinc to form a printing plate
zinˈcographer n
zincographic, ˌzincoˈgraphical adj
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(zɪŋˈkɒg rə fi)

the process of producing a printing surface on a zinc plate, esp. of producing one in relief by etching away unprotected parts.
[1825–35; zinc + -o- + -graphy]
zin•cog′ra•pher, n.
zin`co•graph′ic (-kəˈgræf ɪk) zin`co•graph′i•cal, adj.
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1. a lithographic or offset process using zinc plates.
2. a letter press printing process using engraved or photoengraved zinc plates. — zincographer, n.zincographic, zincographical, adj.
See also: Zinc
the process of engraving on zinc or of printing from a zinc plate. — zincographer, n. — zincographic, zincographical, adj.
See also: Engraving
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133-35) explains how gillotage facilitated the integration ofword and image in the 1880s.
The second reproduction was taken from a drawing by Degas after one of his works in the third Impressionist exhibition, reproduced via gillotage in L'Impressionniste.
Copious reference and bibliographic material can be found under Reference, as well as a detailed explanation of the printing techniques of lithography and gillotage, and a glossary of printmaking terms.