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Heliogravure is a technical trick using chemicals to make printing plates for intaglio engraving. The work is reproduced on metal by photographic transfer. Rops discovered that heliogravure was a practical way of transferring his drawings to copperplate. He often reworked his plates by hand, according to traditional etching techniques, sometimes arriving at a stage when a mere photochemical image was transformed into an etching which combined the photo with the original.

Text: B. Bonnier, N. Malinconi, V. Carpiaux - Information
Translation: Caroline McLoughlin
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