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Detail of Hungarian Banknote;image courtesy of Petar Milošević Intaglio drawings are created by lines and scratches on a metal plate. These marks can be made by applying acid(etching), by scratching(dry-point), or by removing thin strips with a tool called a burin(engraving). After the image is on the metal plate ink is rubbed into the grooves and the rest of the plate is wiped clean. The image is transferred onto dampened paper and rolled through a press. The pressure from the press forces the damp paper to pick up the ink from the grooves. [MH] {NR}

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