Engraving is the practice of incising a design on to a hard, usually flat surface, by cutting grooves into it. For printing images on paper as prints or illustrations; these images are called engravings. Engraving was a historically important method of producing images on paper, both in artistic printmaking, and also for commercial reproductions and illustrations for books and magazines. Today engraving has a purpose for both social and business uses, often used for wedding invitations and business cards.
With new technologies, Rohner Engraving is able to combine computer imaging and chemical etching techniques to create plates and counters with fine detail. Variables such as how the ink interacts with the paper and how the paper interacts with the presses, all come together, making engraving a challenging but priceless printing technique. The results are beautiful, tactile, prints with fine detail.