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Posted 03/21/2013   05:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rohumpy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Concerning the Venezuelan issue above. I think that I really prefer the photogravure version based on these two images. it seems a much cleaner and crisper print. Engraved is usually very sharp and well defined. This is not the case with most photogravure printings. They tend to be somewhat "fuzzier".
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Posted 04/28/2013   8:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This Austrian stamp for the the 75th death Anniversary of the poet
Franz Grillparzer was first issued February 2, 1947 via steel engraving.

Designed & engraved by Ferdinand Lorber (1883 - 1957)

Michel 802I



The stamp was reissued on June 14, 1947 but this time using
photogravure.

Two types.

Michel 802II



Michel 802III

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Posted 04/29/2013   01:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Galeoptix to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What is the difference between the two photogravure versions???
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United Kingdom
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Posted 04/29/2013   02:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 65170 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Presumably it's the noticeable 'edge' to the white lettering at the top of the stamp?

GLENN MORGAN
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Posted 04/29/2013   12:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



Quote:
Presumably it's the noticeable 'edge' to the white lettering at the top of the stamp?


Glenn you are right on there.

Michel states that for 802II the upper frame is brighter
whereas for 802III the frame is evenly toned.

On the other hand Michel states that 802II is braunlila (brown-lilac) and 802III is dkl'brownlila (dark brown-lilac)
The former is obviously darker than the latter so something is wrong here.
Actually the Austria Netto Katalog lists three different colour shades for the photogravure version.
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Posted 02/07/2014   02:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 65170 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When I responded previously to this post I failed to notice that the designer imprint on the lower photogravure version also appears to have been made larger.

There would have been a technical reason for this, as the top version has the middles of the letter B filled with ink, whereas the bottom version is closer to that of the intaglio printing (but nowhere near as clear, of course!).

GLENN

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Posted 11/14/2015   2:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jorgesurcl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Germany

Engraved (1902 - Sc#75)



Litho/Offset (1920 - Sc#111)

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Posted 11/14/2015   4:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
jorgesurcl

Those two German stamps are a fine example
showing the differences between engraved and offset/litho
printings.
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Posted 11/15/2015   2:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mikyh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
New Zealand 1915-30. Both printed in New Zealand from steel plates made by Perkins, Bacon. The left is recess printed and the right surface printed.



Mike
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Posted 11/15/2015   3:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
mikyh, thanks for posting those examples of different printing
processes.


Quote:
The left is recess printed and the right surface printed.

Of course another name for surface printing would be
typography or letterpress.

http://goscf.com/t/17416

That is why this forum is so important since it helps new
collectors understand the various terminology of our hobby.
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Posted 11/30/2015   8:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jorgesurcl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Spain 1930
Spanish American Exhibition
Printed by Talleres MAG de Madrid

10 pesetas - Photogravure



10 pesetas - Engraved / Recess

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Posted 01/25/2016   9:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jorgesurcl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Colombia
Emerald Mines

1932 - Engraved



1935 - Offset-Litho

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Posted 01/26/2016   08:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jogil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some slightly different printed Canadian stamps:

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Edited by jogil - 01/26/2016 08:59 am
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Posted 02/07/2016   1:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jorgesurcl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Colombia

Simon Bolivar

Printed by American Bank Note Co. (1939) and Columbian Bank Note Co. (1944)



ABNC (Scott 467)



CBNC (Scott 497)

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Posted 02/11/2016   1:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jorgesurcl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great Britain

King George V

1912 - Typography



1934 - Photogravure

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