drypoint
noun Date: 1871 an engraving made with a steel or jeweled point directly into the metal plate without the use of acid as in etching; also a print made from such an engraving

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  • drypoint — Synonyms and related words: aquatint, cerography, chalcography, crayon engraving, cribbling, etching, intaglio, metal cut, mezzotint, photoengraving, plate engraving, pyrogravure, relief method, steel engraving, wood engraving, woodburning,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • drypoint — dry•point [[t]ˈdraɪˌpɔɪnt[/t]] n. 1) pri a technique of engraving, esp. on copper, in which a sharp pointed needle is used to scratch through a thin etching ground 2) pri a print made by this technique • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

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  • printmaking — /print may king/, n. the art or technique of making prints, esp. as practiced in engraving, etching, drypoint, woodcut or serigraphy. [1925 30; PRINT + MAKING] * * * Art form consisting of the production of images, usually on paper but… …   Universalium

  • Printmaking — Mount Fuji, from the Thirty six Views of Mount Fuji, color woodcut by Katsushika Hokusai This article is about techniques of printmaking as a fine art. For the history of printmaking in Europe, see Old master print. For the Japanese printmaking… …   Wikipedia

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