Definition of zinco in English:

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zinco

Pronunciation: /ˈzɪŋkəʊ/

noun (plural zincos)

An etched letterpress printing plate made of zinc.
Example sentences
  • My first experience was as a messenger boy for a firm that made both line and tone zincos - line artwork or screened photographs or combinations of both, etched into zinc and mounted on wooden blocks ready for use by letterpress printers.
  • If gold blocking or blind embossing is required, the binder will need to artwork as soon as possible to make binders zincos.
  • A simple machine, hand operated, can be had for a couple of hundred pounds, the dies preferably of hard brass although zincos are ok for short runs.

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