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[ flek-sog-ra-fee ]
/ flɛkˈsɒg ræ fi /

noun Printing.

a relief printing technique similar to letterpress that employs rubber or soft plastic plates, a simple inking system, and fast-drying inks.

Nearby words

flexner, flexner's bacillus, flexner, abraham, flexo, flexographic, flexography, flexor, flexor retinaculum, flextime, flexuosity, flexuous

Origin of flexography

1950–55; flex1 or flex2 + -o- + -graphy
Also called flexographic printing.
Related formsflex·o·graph·ic [flek-suh-graf-ik] /ˌflɛk səˈgræf ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for flexography


/ (flɛkˈsɒɡrəfɪ) /


a method of rotary letterpress printing using a resilient printing plate and solvent-based ink: used characteristically for printing on metal foil or plastic
matter printed by this method
Abbreviation: flexo
Derived Formsflexographic (ˌflɛksəˈɡræfɪk), adjectiveflexographically, adverb
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