How engravings and paintings are framed.
- The picture of the plate is larger than the image on the
paper to show more of the detail.
- The paper is cut with enough room to leave a good margin to work with.
- Notice the engraving is reversed into a mirror image
of the plate.
This is the copper plate on the left, or top, that was used to print the engraving (see a slideshow of an engraving being printed in the Step by Step Gallery).
The engraving is on the right or bottom,shown after printing and before matting.