- Relief printing
- Intaglio and planographic printing
- Color printing
- Bits and pieces
- Early photography in silver
- Non-silver processes
- Modern photography
- Color notes
- Color photography
- Photography in ink: relief and intaglio printing
- Photography in ink: planographic printing
- Digital processes
- Where do we go from here?
Intaglio and Planographic Printing
Copper engraving. Jacques-Louis Goussier. Dessin, Chambre Obscure from L’Encyclopédie de Diderot. c. 1772 (Printed by Desehrt). 13¼ x 8 1/4" (33.6 x 21 cm).
This section examines two of the great printing processes: intaglio, which means printing from the low part of a printing plate (as opposed to the high parts used in relief printing), and planographic printing, which prints from a material with a smooth surface. The most common intaglio processes are engraving and etching; the best-known of the planographic processes is stone lithography.