Definition of photomechanical in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfəʊtəʊmɪˈkanɪk(ə)l/


Relating to or denoting processes in which photography is involved in the making of a printing plate.
Example sentences
  • Beginning in the late 1890s, the new photomechanical process of halftone printing contributed to an astounding growth of illustrated mass-market newspapers and magazines.
  • A knowledgeable bibliophile, he also assembled a collection of books utilizing various photomechanical processes that he eventually sold to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
  • Originally he worked in black-and-white, but he adapted well to the photomechanical colour processes that came in at the end of the 19th century and was one of the pioneers of the full-colour picture book for children.



Example sentences
  • It was photomechanically reproduced, in reduced size, in numerous pocket and paper editions of John Ball and sold for pence or pennies from London to Kansas.
  • The photomechanically reproduced image of warp and weft represents both the privileged canvas and common textile.

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