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Of, relating to, or involving any of various methods by which plates are prepared for printing by means of photography.

pho′to·me·chan′i·cal·ly adv.


(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) of or relating to any of various methods by which printing plates are made using photography
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a final paste-up of artwork or typeset matter or both for photographing and processing into a printing plate
Often shortened to: mechanical
ˌphotomeˈchanically adv


(ˌfoʊ toʊ məˈkæn ɪ kəl)

noting or pertaining to any of various processes for printing from plates or surfaces prepared by the aid of photography.
pho`to•me•chan′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.photomechanical - of or relating to or involving various methods of using photography to make plates for printing
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Kazumasa is widely acknowledged as one of the pioneers of photography and photomechanical printing in the Japanese Meiji era.
Photomechanical responses in Drosophila photoreceptors.
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Robilant + Voena offered a surprising concentration of a wide range of lesser-known works created between the early '60s and the '90s, beginning with Rotella's "Reportages," for which, in 1963, he began experimenting with techniques of photomechanical reproduction.
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Photomechanical effect on type I collagen using pulsed diode laser.
Part of the commemoration now of the first passage four centuries ago is the photomechanical reprint of the 1945 edition, with a solid new introduction by Sjoerd de Meer in which he updates the information on the three years'journey.
Critique: A unique and impressive body of work that includes photomechanical reproductions of Walt Disney's original lectures complete with his penciled in corrections and amendments, enhanced with the inclusion of period photographs, as well as flawlessly reproduced full color images from his animation projects (and some classical painting reproductions that were to inspire him and his animation artists), "Before Ever After: The Lost Lectures of Walt Disney's Animation Studio" is a unique and highly valued contribution to the history of animation in general, and the contributions of Walt Disney in particular.
Cynosure said that PicoSure's ultra-short pulse duration goes beyond photothermal action to create an intense photomechanical impact that results in greater disruption of the target for better clearance with fewer treatments, less fluence and without injury to the surrounding skin.
Patented in the US in 2003, the HILT[R] pulse, at the basis of Hilterapia[R], producing a high thermal gradient with photomechanical effects, generates significant therapeutic effects in terms of the repair and regeneration of tissues, activation of the lymphatic drainage and microcirculation.