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The process of engraving zinc printing plates.

zinc·og′ra·pher n.
zinc′o·graph′ic (zĭng′kə-grăf′ĭk), zinc′o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.


(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the art or process of etching on zinc to form a printing plate
zinˈcographer n
zincographic, ˌzincoˈgraphical adj


(zɪŋˈkɒg rə fi)

the process of producing a printing surface on a zinc plate, esp. of producing one in relief by etching away unprotected parts.
[1825–35; zinc + -o- + -graphy]
zin•cog′ra•pher, n.
zin`co•graph′ic (-kəˈgræf ɪk) zin`co•graph′i•cal, adj.


1. a lithographic or offset process using zinc plates.
2. a letter press printing process using engraved or photoengraved zinc plates. — zincographer, n.zincographic, zincographical, adj.
See also: Zinc
the process of engraving on zinc or of printing from a zinc plate. — zincographer, n. — zincographic, zincographical, adj.
See also: Engraving
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Many were mass-reproduced on inexpensive or repurposed paper, often in editions of three hundred or more by commercial printers using standard techniques such as lithography and letterpress or, more rarely, zincography, hectography, and linoleum cut.