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hand press

a printing press requiring hand operation.
Origin of hand press
1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He likewise uses the hand-press proofs of the picture as a guide in mixing his inks.

  • Hamlen has a hand-press and a miniature bindery, and has made some really exquisite volumes.

    The Bachelors William Dana Orcutt
  • A piece of paper is then laid on the plate and the two passed through a hand-press.

    What Philately Teaches John N. Luff
  • "Country weeklies and Washington hand-press dailies, of course," says I when we was ready to make contracts.

  • This having been done, insert the book into the hand-press and mark correctly how far the gilding is to be done.

  • He could only set up four pages of type, and only print copies with a hand-press.

    Prisoner for Blasphemy G. W. [George William] Foote
  • We were very vain of that press, which replaced the hand-press hitherto employed in printing the paper.

    Years of My Youth William Dean Howells
  • A hand-press occupied the centre of the interior, the back of which was partitioned off, and marked 'private.'

  • Twenty-five copies on vellum and five on Holland, printed on a hand-press by Maeterlinck for private circulation.

  • A pressman in my employ has worked at a hand-press twenty-four hours continuously, before publishing day.

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