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05:52 Sep 8, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: heliogravure
I'm trying to determine if this word means lithograph. I almost certain it is a french term.
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naphoto-engraving
Fiona Busfield
naheliogravure, photogravureLouise Atfield
naheliogravurexxxrnoel
naheliogravurexxxrnoel
nasee below
kecikyle


  

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12 mins
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Explanation:
This is what termium gives as the English equivalant for héliogravure. Hope it helps.


gravure s CORRECT,NOM

gravure process s CORRECT
photogravure s CORRECT
photogravure process s CORRECT

DEF - An industrial intaglio process for engraving, by photomechanical means, a sunken image on a plate or cylinder from which the image can be printed onto another surface, usually paper. s
OBS - "Photogravure" is gravure printing which uses photographic methods. Many sources use "photogravure" and "gravure" synonymously because of the widespread use of photography in intaglio printing. s

1996-12-16



    Reference: http://www.termium.com
kecikyle
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27 mins
heliogravure


Explanation:
The term is used in English. I found this on onrelookdictionary at:
http://www.notredame.ac.jp/cgi-bin/wn?heliogravure



Overview of noun heliogravure

The noun heliogravure has 1 sense (no senses from tagged texts)

1. gravure, photogravure, heliogravure -- (a print produced by gravure)


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Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Frequency) of noun
heliogravure

1 sense of heliogravure

Sense 1

gravure, photogravure, heliogravure -- (a print produced by gravure)

halftone, halftone engraving, photoengraving -- (the etched plate used to reproduce an illustration)


xxxrnoel
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32 mins
heliogravure


Explanation:
From Webster's through onelookdictionary site:

4 entries found.
heliogravure \He`li*o*grav"ure\, n. A plate or picture made by the process of heliogravure.
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

heliogravure \He`li*o*grav"ure\, n. [F. h['e]liogravure.] The process of photographic engraving.
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
heliogravure n : a print produced by gravure [syn: gravure, photogravure]
Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University
heliogravure

heliogravure: in CancerWEB's On-line Medical Dictionary


Source: On-line Medical Dictionary, © 1997-98 Academic Medical Publishing & CancerWEB




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1 hr
heliogravure, photogravure


Explanation:
Same as in French, minus the accent. You can find an explanation on what heliogravure is on the following sites (quite interesting, by the way):

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.prohelio.com/prohel...

http://www.ciais.fr/helio.htm

An example of its use in English:

"Nineteenth-century photographs were made with a variety of techniques, some like photogravure
or heliogravure drawn from etching, others resembling watercolor or drawing."
http://www.kamprint.com/inklings.htm

But the term seems to be used in English more to describe old pictures, but on this site, they use the word to describe modern postage stamp making:
http://www.philnet.fr/eng/newstamps/france_d/20000230.html

This site give us a caveat:
"In 1853 Niepce's cousin, Niepce de Saint-Victor, and Lemaître
presented a paper to the French Academy of Science concerning
a method they called "heliogravure" which, however, was not
the reproductive technique used at present which is known by
the same name. In fact the paper concerned a tranfer method on
metal, stone, and especially wood which were then engraved or
cut by hand or prepared chemically. Later on heliogravure
became a more precise term and heliographic engraving came
to denote all engraving done on metal or wood which was done
by means of a photographically transferred design."
http://www.polymetaal.nl/beguin/mapc/contact_photogravure.ht...

Some also call this process "photogravure"

" Heliogravure is an intaglio process and is the french word for photogravure. Prints made by heliogravure were
called heliographs, which some people have termed their collotype prints as. The photographed image is transferred to
the printing plate in a way that the printing surface is sunk below the surrounding portions of the plate. It is a very
sophisticated process that requires special care. "
http://www.nd.edu/~tbresnah/collotypepage.html

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1 hr
photo-engraving


Explanation:
Yes, it's a French term meaning the same as "photogravure", also a French word meaning "photo-engraving".

Fiona Busfield
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