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American English: /ˈprɪn(t)ɪŋ/
British English: /ˈprɪntɪŋ/

Translation of printing in Spanish:


  • 1 (Printing) 1.1 uncountable (act, process, result) the printing is poor
    la impresión es mala
    the invention of printing
    la invención de la imprenta
    (before noun) (ink/error)
    de imprenta
    Example sentences
    • Before the invention of printing, books were produced entirely by hand by a series of painters, calligraphers, and binders.
    • Nicholas V died in 1455, unaware of Johannes Gutenberg's invention of printing with moveable metal types in Mainz, Germany.
    • The importance of his book is that it was printed (book printing was invented just a short time before by Gutenberg) and many copies were therefore available.
    Example sentences
    • Will new printings of traditional books be issued on demand, or printed in advance and warehoused?
    • A microfiche edition of the first printings of Mathilde's works has recently been published by IDC in the Netherlands.
    • A sufficiently high number of pre-orders would push the book into multiple printings early on and guarantee a high ranking.
    1.2 countable (quantity printed) the book is in its fifth printing
    el libro va por la quinta edición
    1.3 uncountable (trade)
  • 2 uncountable (handwriting)
    letra (feminine) de imprenta or de molde
    Example sentences
    • The printing was hurried and the cramped letters ran together as if Alec had been in a great hurry to get them on paper.
    • I'm not sure how many years I received instruction, but I think cursive and printing might have been different years.
    • It was hard and white, and the printing on top was someone's flawless handwriting to ‘Mr. William Gale.’
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