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A printing process in which the image is created in relief on a soft plate and printed with a rotary press, used especially for printing on impervious or uneven surfaces such as commercial packaging.

flex·og′ra·pher n.
flex′o·graph′ic (-sə-grăf′ĭk) adj.
flex′o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a method of rotary letterpress printing using a resilient printing plate and solvent-based ink: used characteristically for printing on metal foil or plastic
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) matter printed by this method
Abbreviation: flexo
flexographic adj
ˌflexoˈgraphically adv
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(flɛkˈsɒg ræ fi)

a relief printing technique similar to letterpress that employs rubber or soft plastic plates.
flex`o•graph′ic (-səˈgræf ɪk) adj.
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