Definition of letterpress in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɛtəprɛs/


[mass noun]
1Printing from a hard raised image under pressure, using viscous ink.
Example sentences
  • 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: the letterpress accompanying the illustrations

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