Definition of letterpress in English:


Syllabification: let·ter·press
Pronunciation: /ˈletərˌpres


  • 1Printing from a hard, raised image under pressure, using viscous ink.
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    • Printing on aluminum foil can be accomplished by any commercial process, including rotogravure, flexography, lithography, and letterpress.
    • Photography liberated painting from strict representation to become abstract and impressionist; television made movies into art as well, and digital printing makes us reverse woodtype, lead, and letterpress.
    • The first edition of the album sleeve was done by letterpress, an old and rather inefficient means of printing.
  • 2British Printed text as opposed to illustrations.

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