Full-page illustrations separately printed from the text.
Usually made of aluminium. The image of the job is carried on the plate
In a book, a plate is often a full-page illustration, such as a frontispiece portrait, but it need not be full-page.
A full-page book illustration, often in colour and printed on paper different from that used on the text pages.
Whole sheet illustrations, as opposed to "cuts", which are illustrations printed on text pages.
All printing presses use plates. A plate is a thin sheet of aluminium which, after being computer-generated (CTP) or exposed with film, retains an impression of the image on its surface. The image is then transferred onto paper, using ink, when run on a printing press. Pre-cut holes on both the top and bottom edges facilitate mounting onto rollers on the press.
A whole page illustration, often printed on different paper than the text.
Full page illustrations printed separately from the text in the book. [Back to the Top
full page illustrations often done on a different quality of paper stock from the rest of the text, frequently tipped into the book
Images of the material to be printed that are produced by passing high intensity light through a negative onto a specially prepared metal or paper sheet. The resulting plate is placed on the press and functions by transferring ink onto a rubber blanket that, in turn, transfers the ink onto the stock (paper) that is the publication.
Diagrams and illustrations printed on different paper from the text and bound either with the text or tipped in as separate leaves or sections.
The carriers of the images that are to be printed. One printing plate is required for each color printed.
Full page illustrations separately printed then bound into the book.
In printing, a plate is made from the original manuscript page. The plate is then used on the offset press to re-produce the page. In binding, a plate is made of any artwork for stamping covers, See Cover Plate.
A metal sheet of coated material that transfers ink from the printing press to paper.
Printing plates are molds or cylinders used by the printing press to imprint materials with ink. They can be made in a variety of substances, ranging from metal to rubber or paper.
illustrations printed separately from the text of a book and inserted in the appropriate place by the binder. These may appear as a single section, or be wrapped round text sections, or occasionally individually pasted in.
The parts of the printing press that transfers the ink to the paper. The (inverse) screen pattern is etched into the plates so that the ink on the paper corresponds to the screen image. One plate for each print colour is required.
Offset printing uses plates which have a light-sensitive coating and are exposed to reversed images (usually from film separation negatives) producing a positive image area. The plate is then put onto a cylinder on an offset press.
metal plates used in the offset printing process.
Illustrations, cut on copper or steel plates, which were then inked and printed on sheets of heavier paper separately from the rest of the work in which they appear. Such illustrations were often provided in early magazines as bonuses to subscribers. Almost all were taken out and framed, as the publishers intended, so it is rare today to find old magazines "with all plates, as issued." Paul Revere and William Hogarth are two of many celebrated eighteenth century plate engravers.
Whole-page illustrations printed separately from the text, sometimes printed on an entirely different type of paper stock. Illustrations printed in the text pages are called cuts.