Printing process in which ink is applied to paper, paperboard or film from raised portions of printing plates or type.
Printing process in which the elevated sections of a printing form are inked up and deposit some of the ink on the material to be printed. There are three forms of letterpress printing â€“ in platen printing one surface presses against another; a cylinder press involves a cylinder pressing against a surface; and in rotary printing two cylinders roll against one another. Letterpress printing, the oldest industrial printing process, is used in sheetfed printing for small print runs and special assignments (punching, stamping, perforating, numbering, etc.) and for newspaper printing, though this is now becoming less common. Letterpress printing, in the form of flexographic printing, has been able to hold its own against offset and gravure printing in the area of package printing.
Oldest form of printing in which the printing plate has raised surfaces and the ink is spread onto the plate and then transferred directly to the paper.
A form of relief printing. A printing method where ink is applied on all the raised areas on the plate; the non-image or background area is away or removed, i.e., "relieved".
A printing process in which ink is applied to a material from the raised portions of printing plates or from foundry type.
This is a printing method using a protruded printing surface which is in contact with both paper and ink.
Also known as relief typographic printing, letterpress printing employs the use of type or designs cast or engraved in relief (raised) on a variety of surfaces which can include metal, rubber, and wood. Opposite of intaglio printing, in letterpress printing the ink is applied to the raised printing surface. Non-printing areas or spaces are recessed. Impressions are made in various ways. On a platen press the impressions are made by pressure against a flat area of type or plate. Flat-bed cylinder press printing uses the pressure of a cylinder rolling across a flat area of type or plate to create the impression. A rotary web press uses a plate that has been stereotyped (molded into a curved form) which presses against another cylinder carrying the paper.
A process in which the printing surface of metal, plastic, photopolymer or rubber is raised above the non-printing surface. The ink rollers and the substrate touch only the relief printing surface.
Printing method in which ink is carried on a raised surface to the page or object being printed.
The original method of mechanical printing, still used though to a lesser extent, based on relief printing. In other words, the ink is transferred from raised metal or rubber to the receiving surface. Also called rubber-plate printing.
the original printing process. The inked printing surface of a metal, rubber or plastic is above the non printing surface. The inking rollers touch only the raised printing surface which is then impressed onto the paper or board.
relief printing process where raised inked surfaces are pressed against paper to transfer images; this process is reversed, or "wrong-reading"
Matter printed from metal, wooden, or polymer type in relief, pressing into a paper's fibers.
Printing process in which ink is applied to a surface from portions of rigid printing plates or type.
Letterpress printing is a term for printing text with movable type, in which the raised surface of the type is inked and then pressed against a smooth substance to obtain an image in reverse. In addition to the direct impression of inked movable type onto paper or another receptive surface, the term letterpress can also refer to the direct impression of inked media such as zinc "cuts" (plates) onto a receptive surface.