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cylinder press

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  1. a printing press in which a flat bed holding the printing form moves against a rotating cylinder that carries the paper.
Compare rotary press.

Origin of cylinder press

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
Also called flat-bed press.
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British Dictionary definitions for cylinder press

cylinder press

  1. printing another name for flat-bed press
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