dry point definition

  • noun:
    • an approach of intaglio engraving which a hard steel needle can be used to incise outlines in a metal, often copper-plate, using the rough burr on edges of the incised lines frequently retained to create a velvety black colored tone in printing.
    • An engraving or print made making use of this method.
    • an acid-free etching created by direct cut into a metal or clear acrylic plate with an etching scribe.
    • A steel tool or etching-needle with a-sharp point, utilized by etchers to cut fine outlines on copperplates from where the etching-ground has been eliminated.
    • the entire process of engraving with the dry-point.
    • a print created by dried out point engraving
    • a steel needle for engraving without acid on a bare copper-plate
  • adjective:
    • The needle with which these types of an engraving is created.
  • others:
    • In engraving, an epithet put on a line created using the dry-point, or to an engraving created by means of that instrument.

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