Processes for engraving metal film masks to be used to protect and coat plates for various printing processes. Cut the masking material and select the correct colour using the photomechanical method.

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Essential knowledge

Photoengraving is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Lithographer: Lithographers make and prepare metal plates to be used as the original in various printing processes and media. Plates are usually laser-etched from digital sources with computer-to-plate technology, but can also be made by applying types of emulsions to the printing plate.

Optional knowledge

Photoengraving is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Photoengraving – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022