- a shallow, boxlike device with a glass plate on one side and an opaque, removable back, for holding a negative firmly against printing paper in contact printing.
Origin of printing frame
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for printing frame
Above the cylinder is a board on which is fastened the stone with the printing-frame.
The printing-frame must have a clear glass which just fits it.
No vestige of an outline appeared on removal from the printing-frame.
Cleaning board, dark slide, and printing-frame, were all curved.
Inside of the printing-frame was a smaller frame with cords, to hold the paper, which had a layer of gray blotting-paper under it.