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The process of using a sharp tool to incise clean, tapered lines into a metal plate, traditionally made of copper. A range of line widths is possible depending on the size of the tool used, making delicate tonalities and shading possible. The incised lines hold the ink when the image is pressed.

A print from an engraving, there is a solider standing above a woman with a serpent next to her on the ground, there is an angel and a well dressed woman to the left of the soldier. On the right side of the solider, there is a devil with a bow & arrow and a figure of Death.