noun Printing.

the art or technique of printing from a flat surface directly or by offset.

Origin of planography

First recorded in 1840–50; plano-1 + -graphy
Also called surface-printing.
Related formspla·no·graph·ic [pley-nuh-graf-ik, plan-uh-] /ˌpleɪ nəˈgræf ɪk, ˌplæn ə-/, adjectivepla·no·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for planographic

Historical Examples of planographic

  • A primer of information about the distinctive features of the relief, the intaglio, and the planographic processes of printing.

    The Uses of Italic

    Frederick W. Hamilton

British Dictionary definitions for planographic



printing any process, such as lithography, for printing from a flat surface
Derived Formsplanographic (ˌpleɪnəˈɡræfɪk), adjectiveplanographically, adverb
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planographic in Medicine


[plə-nŏgrə-fē, plā-]


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