printing

Definitions of printing
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n the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution

Types:
gravure
the act of intaglio printing
issue, publication
the act of issuing printed materials
photogravure, rotogravure
using photography to produce a plate for printing
Type of:
business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise
the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

n reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication

Synonyms:
printing process
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composition, typography
art and technique of printing with movable type
letterpress, relief printing
printing from a plate with raised characters
gravure, intaglio, intaglio printing
a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate; the plate is smeared with ink and wiped clean, then the ink left in the recesses makes the print
process printing
a method of printing colored reproductions from halftone plates
planographic printing, planography
the process of printing from a surface on which the printing areas are not raised but are ink-receptive (as opposed to ink repellent)
offset, offset printing
a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
carbon process
a process of printing on paper coated with bichromated gelatin containing pigment
photogravure
printing from an intaglio plate prepared by photographic methods
collotype, collotype printing, photogelatin process
a photomechanical printing process that uses a glass plate with a gelatin surface that carries the image to be reproduced; can be used with one or more colors
lithography
a method of planographic printing from a metal or stone surface
photo-offset, photo-offset printing
a method of offset printing using photomechanical plates
letterset printing
image is transferred from a relief type plate to a roller
Type of:
writing
letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language

n all the copies of a work printed at one time

“they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies”
Synonyms:
impression
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edition
the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published
proof, test copy, trial impression
(printing) an impression made to check for errors
mackle
a printed impression that is blurred or doubled
limited edition
an edition that is restricted to a specific number of copies
variorum, variorum edition
an edition containing various versions of a text or notes by various scholars or editors
galley proof
a proof taken before the type is broken up to print pages
foundry proof
a proof taken from a form before duplicate plates are made
Type of:
publication
a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

n text handwritten in the style of printed matter

Type of:
writing
letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language

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