Well sort of, this does give you an idea of what your finished engraving/etching will look like and you can print prints of it, but if you want a print right from the plate, and don't have a press you need a lot of elbow grease and a metal spoon. But here is how I get images from my plates right now, (I will build a press still, just really need a bottle jack and a few thick sheets of metal to finish it).
This is done with Photoshop, but I would think it would work with most editing software.
1. Scan your plate (mine is clear perspex, clear works best for this). Place a dark or black sheet of paper behind the plate so that your etched lines will show up when scanned, make sure the paper is not on the scanner bed or you will just end up with a black image. You should end up with a scanned image that resembles this: