plate maker

platemaker

[pleyt-mey-ker]
noun Printing.
1.
a machine that makes plates used for reproducing illustrations or printed matter, especially halftone or etched illustrations.
2.
the operator of such a machine.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English, as surname meaning “armorer”; see plate1, maker

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