Etching and engraving are both methods of cutting lines into a hard surface, such as metal. The primary difference between them is that engraving is a physical process and etching is a chemical process. An engraver uses sharp tools to cut lines directly into a surface, while an etcher burns lines into a surface with acid.
Limited edition fine art handmade engraving or etching prints by Michael Leunig should not to be confused with giclee inkjet reproduction prints, please see below some explanations as to what is an engraving and etching.
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