Letterpress definition

lĕtər-prĕs
(chiefly british) The text, as of a book, distinct from illustrations or other ornamentation.
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The process of printing from a raised inked surface.
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Something printed in this fashion.
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(chiefly brit.) Reading matter, as distinguished from illustrations.
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The method of printing from raised surfaces, as set type.
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Matter printed by this method.
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The printing process in which ink is applied to the top surface of a raised image area, which is then pressed against paper to transfer the image.
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(printing) : printing directly from type, in distinction from printing from plates.
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A machine used for such printing.
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Singular:
letterpress
Plural:
letterpresses