the working or management of a printing press.
the work done by it.

Origin of presswork

First recorded in 1765–75; press1 + work Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for presswork

composition, typography, press, presswork

Examples from the Web for presswork

Historical Examples of presswork

  • The paper, composition, and presswork of the book are very poor.

    The Uses of Italic

    Frederick W. Hamilton

  • A few pointers in regard to presswork may be helpful to the beginner.

    The Boy Craftsman

    A. Neely Hall

  • Presswork is compounded because it has a special and specific meaning.

    Compound Words

    Frederick W. Hamilton

  • Here the four worked from early morning until nearly midnight, cutting out new sets of type and preparing them for the presswork.

    Historic Inventions

    Rupert S. Holland

  • Stansby's presswork was uniformly good, and in this respect alone he may be ranked among the best printers of his time.

British Dictionary definitions for presswork



the operation of a printing press
the matter printed by a printing press
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