Engraving is the Process used to create copies of art, text or other graphic depictions. The way this works is a plate, called and engraving plate, is made. On the engraving plate material is carved out, leaving the content that is being transferred raised up. On the raised-up areas ink is then applied and retained. Finally, the material that the coped graphics is being placed onto is pressed down on the plate with force causing the ink on the raised areas to be transferred to the material being pressed down on top of the plate.