engraving

A print made by incising an image into a smooth copper plate with a sharp tool called a burin. The image is then inked, a sheet of paper is placed on the plate, and it is run through a press to transfer the image to the paper. Web resources here and  here.

engraving

Illustration of the engraving process, from Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclop√©die (1751-1780). Engraving.