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