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process printing

a method of printing almost any color by using a limited number of separate color plates, as yellow, magenta, cyan, and black, in combination.
Origin of process printing
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for process printing
  • In four color process printing, the number of screens required is limited to four.
  • Used for positioning films in register, or for register of two or more colors in process printing.
  • For items on screenprinting, search for either screen process printing or serigraphy.
British Dictionary definitions for process printing

process printing

a method of making reproductions of a coloured picture, usually by using four halftone plates for different coloured inks
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