- a mask of thin paper laid over an illustration to shield certain areas when using an airbrush.
- Printing. a mask of strong paper set in a rectangular frame attached to the tympan of certain presses and cut up so as to prevent accidental soiling or printing by furniture or the chase.
Origin of frisket
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Examples from the Web for frisket
In the cut at the head of this article, the pressman is represented as in the act of turning down the frisket upon the tympan.Popular Technology; Volume 2
The bed traveled on guide ways, and the tympan and frisket were hinged to fold back and lay in elevated position.The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
Edward W. Byrn
- printing a light rectangular frame, attached to the tympan of a hand printing press, that carries a parchment sheet to protect the nonprinting areas
C17: from French frisquette, of obscure origin
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