Amazing Indian Philately:First Stamps with Photogravure Printing

By Dr. Pradeep Jain

In India Photogravure printing for stamps was adopted in 1952. On 1st Oct 1952 6 stamps of Saints and Poets were printed with this technology.

Photogravure is anintaglio printmaking  or photo-mechanical process whereby a copper plate is coated with a light-sensitive gelatin tissue which had been exposed to a film positive, and then etched, resulting in a high quality intaglio print that can reproduce the detail and continuous tones of a photograph.The earliest forms of photogravure were developed in the 1830s.


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