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let·ter·press

 (lĕt′ər-prĕs′)
n.
1.
a. The process of printing from a raised inked surface.
b. Something printed in this fashion.
2. Chiefly British The text, as of a book, distinct from illustrations or other ornamentation.

letterpress

(ˈlɛtəˌprɛs)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. a method of printing in which ink is transferred from raised surfaces to paper by pressure; relief printing
b. matter so printed
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) text matter as distinct from illustrations

let•ter•press

(ˈlɛt ərˌprɛs)

n.
1. the process of printing from letters or type in relief.
2. matter printed in such a manner.
adj.
3. set in letterpress: letterpress work.
[1750–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.letterpress - printing from a plate with raised charactersletterpress - printing from a plate with raised characters
printing process, printing - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
Translations
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letterpress

[ˈletəpres] N (= method, printed image) → impresión f tipográfica

letterpress

[ˈlɛtərprɛs] n (= method) → typographie fletter quality nqualité f "courrier"letters patent [ˌlɛtərzˈpeɪtənt] nplbrevet m d'inventionletting agency [ˈlɛtɪŋ] nagence f de location

letterpress

[ˈlɛtəˌprɛs] (Typ) n (method) → rilievografia; (printed page) → testo
References in classic literature ?
I returned to my book--Bewick's History of British Birds: the letterpress thereof I cared little for, generally speaking; and yet there were certain introductory pages that, child as I was, I could not pass quite as a blank.
Indeed, he remembered that he had forgotten to consult the letterpress as to which it represented.
The limited-edition letterpress version of this book of poems features the artwork of Margot Voorhies Thompson, who worked closely with Woodard to "knit" their arts together.
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, trained in Mainz, Germany, and operating out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Thomas has turned (and translated) her six-month immersive printing education in the town where Gutenberg himself lived and worked into a successful career as a commercial letterpress printer at the forefront of an American revival in the craft.
It was awarded in the letterpress category for the premium Japanese tea, "Keikacha.
But Cecilio Press, the postwar era printing press that has survived to this day in the Heart of Bicol, no longer uses letterpress, the old way of printing into the paper medium, but offset printing with films.
She also uses her own letterpress printer in her studio at the end of her garden to produces hand letterpress printed cards.
1) letterpress printing or screen printing (400 Unit)
The industry was dominated by letterpress ink in the first half of the .
If you were to follow Kristen Ley, the renaissance woman of Thimblepress, into her studio, you would pass a Heidelberg letterpress dominating the hallway, a relic of a bygone era.
ON OPENING HER OWN DESIGN AND LETTERPRESS STUDIO: I'm sure my plans will evolve.