- 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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- a printing machine on which the type forme is carried on a flat bed under a revolving paper-bearing cylinderAlso called: cylinder press
- printing another name for flat-bed press
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