- to make an electrotype of.
Origin of electrotype
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Matter is often printed from electrotype plates which are prepared as follows.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
One of the most usual of these is that of making an electrotype.Steam Steel and Electricity
James W. Steele
The whole art of electrotype consists in applying the metals thus released from their solutions to artistic or useful purposes.
For copying seals and small coins, impressions in ordinary sealing-wax may be used as electrotype moulds.
Both cast and electrotype are in the National Portrait Gallery.Life of John Keats
- a duplicate printing plate made by electrolytically depositing a layer of copper or nickel onto a mould of the originalSometimes shortened to: electro
- (tr) to make an electrotype of (printed matter, illustrations, etc)
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