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flat-bed press

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noun
  1. cylinder press.
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cylinder press

noun
  1. a printing press in which a flat bed holding the printing form moves against a rotating cylinder that carries the paper.
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Compare rotary press.

Origin of cylinder press

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
Also called flat-bed press.
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British Dictionary definitions for flat-bed press

flat-bed press

noun
  1. a printing machine on which the type forme is carried on a flat bed under a revolving paper-bearing cylinderAlso called: cylinder press
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cylinder press

noun
  1. printing another name for flat-bed press
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