Definitions for "Rotary press"
a type of printing press in which the printing surfaces are cylinders (or are flexible plates mounted on cylinders); hence rotary letterpress, rotary gravure; a web offset press is also a rotary press
a press that prints from curved plates fastened around a cylinder. First used in 1914 to print an imperforate coil stamp ( Scott 459).
Invented in 1844 by Richard Hoe, a rotary press prints on paper when it passes between two cylinders; one cylinder supports the paper, and the other cylinder contains the print plates or mounted type. The first rotary press could print up to 8,000 copies per hour.