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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Example sentences
He took a night course in book binding for three years and was introduced to
  letterpress technology.
Letterpress printing is no longer an economically significant segment of the
  printing market.
Letterpress is used by many small shops for imprinting the names of the sender.
Web letterpress is used for some printing of newspapers and magazines.
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