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letterpress

[ let-er-pres ]
/ ˈlɛt ərˌprɛs /
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noun
the process of printing from letters or type in relief, rather than from intaglio plates or planographically.
matter printed in such a manner.
Chiefly British. printed text or reading matter, as distinguished from illustrations.
adverb
by letterpress: The circular should be printed letterpress, not offset.
adjective
set in letterpress: letterpress work.
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Origin of letterpress

First recorded in 1750–60; letter1 + press1
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British Dictionary definitions for letterpress

letterpress
/ (ˈlɛtəˌprɛs) /

noun
  1. a method of printing in which ink is transferred from raised surfaces to paper by pressure; relief printing
  2. matter so printed
text matter as distinct from illustrations
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