Stipple engraving

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A reproductive printing method in which the engraved pattern is made with tiny dots. Used in the 16th century by Giulio Campagnola, the primary design dots in a stipple engraving are made with a roulette (small wheel with points) or a mattoir (mace head type tool). Other tools are used for the finer tonal areas, such as needles, curved stipple graver, or a stippling burin.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Punktiermanier (Deut.)

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  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "printmaking." Encyclop√¶dia Britannica. 2005. Encyclop√¶dia Britannica Premium Service 3 Feb. 2005 .
  • Luis Nadeau, Encyclopedia of Printing, Photographic, and Photomechanical Processes, Atelier, New Brunswick, 1997
  • The Bullfinch Guide to Art History, Shearer West (ed.), Bullfinch Press, Boston, 1996
  • B. Gascoigne, How to Identify Prints, Thames & Hudson, London, 2004

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