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equipment click to hear : equipment

Collective term for the materials, instruments and tools used for engraving and printing.
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roulette drypoint burnisher copper plate brush rocking tool scraper

roulette click to hear : roulette

Instrument with a steel wheel containing several rows of regular asperities and used to create coarse-grained lines.

drypoint click to hear : drypoint

Steel rod used to engrave a figure in copper by biting into the plate or the varnish covering it.

burnisher click to hear : burnisher

Instrument used to refine the cuts and remove irregularities from the metal.

copper plate click to hear : copper plate

Copper is the metal most often used in engraving because it is strong, is malleable enough for engraving and reacts to chemicals.

brush click to hear : brush

Natural or synthetic bristles attached to a handle, used for spreading paint, varnish or stain on a base.

rocking tool click to hear : rocking tool

Tool with a thick rounded beveled steel blade; the row of vertical grooves on its sides gives the copper surface a uniform grain.

scraper click to hear : scraper

Tool with a pointed triangular blade used to remove burrs, thin strips of copper left on the edge of the groove made by the drypoint.