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perfecting press

noun, Printing.
a rotary press for printing both sides of a sheet or web in one operation.
Origin of perfecting press
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Otherwise, a perfecting press is very much like two cylinder presses joined together.

  • These improvements were first embodied in a perfecting press made for Hansard, a London printer.

  • David resumed his place in the office, and when we put in the perfecting press he added another string to his bow.

    In Our Town William Allen White
  • There is something like a sob to the perfecting press, as though saddened by the very thought of the abuses it must reform.

    The Comstock Club Charles Carroll Goodwin
  • To-day a perfecting press, with the aid of four men, does four times as much work.

    Inventors Philip Gengembre Hubert

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