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cylinder press

a printing press in which a flat bed holding the printing form moves against a rotating cylinder that carries the paper.
Also called flat-bed press.
Compare rotary press.
Origin of cylinder press
1850-55, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The machine marked the first of its kind to produce paper not made by hand or on a cylinder press.
British Dictionary definitions for cylinder press

cylinder press

(printing) another name for flat-bed press
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