- 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.
- by letterpress: The circular should be printed letterpress, not offset.
- set in letterpress: letterpress work.
Origin of letterpress
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There will be twenty-four pages of letterpress in each part.
Indeed, he remembered that he had forgotten to consult the letterpress as to which it represented.Devil's Ford
Dick quoted from Torpenhow's letterpress in the Nungapunga Book.The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition
There are nearly 6000 pages of letterpress, relating to 16,000 species.
The letterpress, too, is extraordinarily full and elaborate.The Kingdom of the Yellow Robe
- a method of printing in which ink is transferred from raised surfaces to paper by pressure; relief printing
- matter so printed
- text matter as distinct from illustrations
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