Letterpress Let"ter*press` (-t[~e]r*pr[e^]s`), n. Print; letters and words impressed on paper or other material by types; -- often used of the reading matter in distinction from the illustrations. [1913 Webster]

Letterpress printing, printing directly from type, in distinction from printing from plates. [1913 Webster]

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  • letterpress — letterpress; non·letterpress; …   English syllables

  • letterpress — [let′ərpres΄] n. 1. a) the method of printing from raised surfaces, as set type: cf. OFFSET b) matter printed by this method 2. Chiefly Brit. reading matter, as distinguished from illustrations …   English World dictionary

  • letterpress — /let euhr pres /, n. 1. the process of printing from letters or type in relief, rather than from intaglio plates or planographically. 2. matter printed in such a manner. 3. Chiefly Brit. printed text or reading matter, as distinguished from… …   Universalium

  • letterpress — n. process of printing from a raised inked surface; something printed using the letterpress process; (British) printed text (as opposed to illustrations) adj. printed by letterpress, printed from a raised inked surface …   English contemporary dictionary

  • letterpress — let•ter•press [[t]ˈlɛt ərˌprɛs[/t]] n. 1) pri the process of printing from letters or type in relief 2) pri matter printed in such a manner 3) pri set in letterpress: letterpress work[/ex] • Etymology: 1750–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • letterpress — Synonyms and related words: advance sheets, advertising matter, albertype, book printing, chromotypography, chromotypy, chromoxylography, collotype, color printing, electronography, electrostatic printing, graphic arts, gravure, halftone… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • letterpress — Высокая печать (Letterpress)     Традиционный метод печати с рельефных форм, образуемых наборным шрифтом [шрифт, состоящий из заранее заготовленных типовых знаков, предназначенные для набора текста], который набирается в строки, колонки и полосы… …   Шрифтовая терминология

  • Letterpress printing — is a term for printing text with movable type, in which the raised surface of the type is inked and then pressed against a smooth substance to obtain an image in reverse. In addition to the direct impression of inked movable type onto paper or… …   Wikipedia

  • letterpress printing — or relief printing or typographic printing In commercial printing, process by which many copies are produced by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against sheets or a continuous roll of paper. Letterpress is the oldest… …   Universalium

  • letterpress — noun Date: circa 1765 1. the process of printing from an inked raised surface especially when the paper is impressed directly upon the surface 2. chiefly British text (as of a book) distinct from pictorial illustrations …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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