Photoengraving Machine

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Photoengraving Machine

 

in printing, a device that produces a cut by engraving metal, plastic, or other plate materials. The operation of a photoengraving machine is based on the conversion of the light incident on some part of the original image into an electrical signal of a given strength, which controls the movement of the cutter.

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