anastatic process

anastatic process

[¦an·ə¦stad·ik ′präs·əs]
(graphic arts)
Reproduction of a printed page, either type or pictures, by moistening it with dilute acid and pressing it against a zinc plate; the acid etches the zinc wherever in contact with unprinted portions; the plate can then be inked and printed.
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The anastatic process produced a perfect likeness of the original using an acid-based solution, which occasionally damaged or destroyed originals.