Definition of planographic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌplānəˈɡrafik/


Relating to or denoting a printing process in which the printing surface is flat, as in lithography.
Example sentences
  • The technique for producing a lithograph is called planographic because the printing surface is a flat plane and is neither built up nor cut into.
  • The two major planographic techniques are offset and lithography.



Pronunciation: /pləˈnäɡrəfē/
Example sentences
  • The success of waterless planography is dependent upon there being a low free surface energy polymer overlaying the non-print areas of the printing plate.
  • Planography is the primary process employed in present printing systems because plate preparation is inexpensive yet allows for high printing quality.

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Syllabification: pla·no·graph·ic

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