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1. The process of reproducing graphic material by transferring the image photographically to a plate or another surface, which is then etched for printing.
2. A plate prepared by this process.
3. A reproduction made by this process.
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1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a photomechanical process for producing letterpress printing plates
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a plate made by this process
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a print made from such a plate
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(ˌfoʊ toʊ ɛnˈgreɪ vɪŋ)

1. a photographic process of preparing printing plates for letterpress printing.
2. a plate so produced.
3. a print made from it.
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Noun1.photoengraving - an engraving used to reproduce an illustrationphotoengraving - an engraving used to reproduce an illustration
engraving - a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
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[ˈfəʊtəʊenˈgreɪvɪŋ] Nfotograbado m
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(16) In April 1877, just months before Edison finished his phonograph, Charles Cros submitted to the French Academy of Sciences plans for the Paleophone, which proposed both recording and reproduction of sound by photoengraving grooves on a cylinder (ultimately, the Paleophone was never built).
School of Photoengraving and Lithography, Fleet Lane, Farringdon; St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street; The Polytechnic, Balderton Street; Borough Polytechnic, Borough Road; Aldenham Institute, St Pancras; L.
Amelia and Eva Watson later became partners in a photoengraving business and continued exhibiting photographs.
Their memorandum of association read "to carry on the business of artists, designers, engravers, printers, lithographers, die sinkers, manufacturers of motion pictures, photographers, and all the allied industries, and dealers in, or manufacturers of, any articles or things of a character similar or analogous to the forgoing." (23) Their entry in the 1929 Henderson's Directory added one more item, "Producers of Brass signs." The office was located in the old ABC Studios, while the photoengraving plant was on the top floor of the La Fleche Building at 10045-102 Avenue.
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The front and temples are cut out and engraved using an exclusive photoengraving process.
However, Muray loved art school and began learning the "new" arts of photography, color filtering and photoengraving. Armed with marketable skills, Muray emigrated to America in 1913, and that story is a classic immigrant's tale: "He arrived in New York knowing 50 words of English, with $25, his life savings," writes Grimberg.
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Kilcoyne owned and operated the photoengraving businesses Worcester Engraving Company and Printing Plates Inc., in the Printers Building in Worcester.
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