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Woodburygravure

(Fr.: woodburygravure)

A final improvement of the WOODBURYTYPE process, made in 1891, which consisted in transferring the trimmed woodburytype onto the page and peeling off the temporary support paper (waxed and shellac coated) on which it had been made. The colored gelatin relief left on the page is so thin that it looks exactly as if it were printed direct on the page. This modification was given the misleading name “woodburygravure.”

Unlike woodburytypes, which have a typical glossy surface, woodburygravures have a matt finish on account of the shellac coated image, much like GLYPTOTYPES. (Nadeau, Encyclopedia, p. xxx.).

Woodburygravure8x6 Woodbury-Gravure, f. 298 in BPHPAM. "The Moon--First Quarter". Photo L.M. Rutherfurd. 145 x 97 mm. Printed by The Woodbury Co., New St., London.

Woodbury-Gravure. “The Moon--First Quarter.” Photo L.M. Rutherfurd. 145 x 97 mm. Printed by The Woodbury Co., New St., London.