process printing

noun
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:
1930–35

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

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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.
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