Sorry my understanding was "surface printed" was the usual industry Moniker for the 1860s to 1890s mono-colour era, except for the 1d red plate basically.
i.e. the QV 1887 Jubilee onwards are NOT generally known as "surface printed" despite them being so.
Anything earlier except for the embossed trio were generally known as 'line engraved?"
Basically, the way we say it rahnd 'ere:
"Line engraved" = intaglio Â½d, 1d, 1Â½d, 2d, as printed 1840 to 1880
"Embossed" = individually handstruck with embossing 6d, 10, and 1s, as printed 1847 to 1854
"Surface printed" = everything else QV, as printed from 1855 onwards
The last term tends to be used mostly for the assorted values up to 1880 which were issued as and when needed and didn't fall into coherent "sets"; it's not so common to hear it used for the later stamps other than high values, but it is used sometimes when talking about the reign as a whole.
More commonly the stamps from 1880 onwards are referred to by issue -- "1880 issue" (or if you want to be fancy, "Consolidated Contract issue"), "Penny Lilac", "Lilac and Green issue", "Jubilees" (despite the fact that it was basically simple coincidence that they were issued in the Golden Jubilee year).