LETTER PRESS

letterpress

[let-er-pres]
noun
1.
the process of printing from letters or type in relief, rather than from intaglio plates or planographically.
2.
matter printed in such a manner.
3.
Chiefly British. printed text or reading matter, as distinguished from illustrations.
adverb
4.
by letterpress: The circular should be printed letterpress, not offset.
adjective
5.
set in letterpress: letterpress work.

Origin:
1750–60; letter1 + press1

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letterpress (ˈlɛtəˌprɛs)
 
n
1.  a.  a method of printing in which ink is transferred from raised surfaces to paper by pressure; relief printing
 b.  matter so printed
2.  text matter as distinct from illustrations

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