(Fr.: similigravure)

Name given by Charles G. Petit, for an early form of HALF-TONE PHOTOENGRAVING, introduced in Paris in 1878. This LETTERPRESS process relied on a gelatin RELIEF. His process was on the market until 1890 but the name remains in use to this day for all half-tone reproductions in France. Also spelled simili-gravure. (Nadeau, Encyclopedia, p. xxx.).

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Similigravure. 1881. 315 x 240 mm.

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Similigravure - Details.