wax engraving

wax engraving

[′waks in′grāv·iŋ]
(graphic arts)
A type of letterpress platemaking, used especially for ruled forms, in which lines of type are impressed in wax, resulting in a mold suitable for electrotyping.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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