See the printing of French copper plate engravings

Treize Mille cuivres, la chalcographie du musée du Louvre (english subtitles)
This extraordinary video describes the workshop of La Chalcographie de la Réunion des musées nationaux, where a collection of 13,000 engraved copper plates are printed on demand for the general public. The word chalcography comes from the Greek Khalkos meaning: copper and graphein meaning: to write. These are the original copper plates produced by some of the finest artists since XVIth century, owned by the Musée du Louvre, Département des Arts Graphiques. Running just over 17 minutes, it is worth watching the entire piece and then, getting on their website to place an order.