electrotint (plural electrotints)
- A style of engraving in relief by means of voltaic electricity. A picture is drawn on a metallic plate with some material which resists the fluids of a battery; so that, in electrotyping, the parts not covered by the varnish, etc., receive a deposition of metal, and produce the required copy in intaglio. A cast of this is then the plate for printing.
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(See the entry for electrotint in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)