anastatic

Anastatic

An`a*stat"ic\, a. [Gr. ? up + ? to make to stand: cf. ? causing to stand.] Pertaining to a process or a style of printing from characters in relief on zinc plates.

Note: In this process the letterpress, engraving, or design of any kind is transferred to a zinc plate; the parts not covered with ink are eaten out, leaving a facsimile in relief to be printed from.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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