trial impression

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Noun1.trial impression - (printing) an impression made to check for errorstrial impression - (printing) an impression made to check for errors
printing, impression - all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
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
printing process, printing - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
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However, 'a trial impression taken before the edition was printed may be a splendid example because the plate is less worn at an early stage .
Mathews is also a significant critic and poet; his 1977 book of poems, Trial Impressions, exhaustively rewrites a short Elizabethan love lyric by the English poet and musician John Dowland into the linguistic and social world of the 1970s.
Use of social media and online health networks increased over 200% from previous years, leading to hundreds of millions of clinical trial impressions and click-throughs worldwide.