Definitions of printing
  1. noun
    the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution
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    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
  2. noun
    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
    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
    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:
    letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language
  3. noun
    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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    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
    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:
    a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
  4. noun
    text handwritten in the style of printed matter
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    letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language
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