offset printing

offset printing
a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
Syn: ↑offset
Derivationally related forms: ↑offset (for: ↑offset)
Hypernyms: ↑printing, ↑printing process

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offset (def. 6).

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offset printing, offset lithography or offset-litho printing noun
A method of printing lithographs, etc, by first taking an impression from a plate on a rubber cylinder and then transferring the impression to paper or metal, etc, using oil-based ink
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Main Entry:off

Useful english dictionary. 2012.