a method of printing, based on photolithography, in which the inked image is transferred from the metal plate to a rubber surface and then to the paper.
verb (used with or without object), pho·to-off·set, pho·to-off·set·ting.
to print by photo-offset.
Origin of photo-offset
First recorded in 1925–30
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printing an offset process in which the plates are produced photomechanically
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