An engraving (from French estampe) is a generalized name for works of printed graphics, which is an engraving or any other print on paper from a printing form.
There are four types of prints: high (convex) printing, flat printing, intaglio printing and screen printing.
Convex printing includes woodcut, linocut and cardboard engraving.
For flat printing – lithography with all its varieties and monotype.
For intaglio printing – engraving, etching, mezzo-tinto, dotted line, dry needle, aquatint, reserve, lavis, soft varnish, pencil style.
Screen printing – silk screen printing.
Let us consider in more detail the main print techniques in chronological order.
Engraving. Rialto Bridge
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