Definition of Offset printing

1. Noun. A plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper.

Exact synonyms: Offset
Generic synonyms: Printing, Printing Process
Specialized synonyms: Photo-offset, Photo-offset Printing, Letterset Printing
Derivative terms: Offset, Offset



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Offset Printing

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offseasons
offset
offset lithography
offset printing (current term)
offsets
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offside

Literary usage of Offset printing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1913)
"I will not say now that the time will come when typefounders will cut all their letters for offset printing, as well as for direct type printing. ..."

2. The Preparation of Illustrations for Reports of the United States Geological by John Livesy Ridgway, Geological Survey (U.S.) (1920)
"offset printing. In the offset process the design is "offset" from a lithographic plate or stone to a rubber blanket on a cylinder, from which it is printed ..."

3. Colour Printing and Colour Printers by R. M. Burch, William Gamble (1910)
"offset printing is now making great progress both in England and America, and undoubtedly it must be reckoned a considerable factor in the future ..."

4. Deconstructing the Computer: Report of a Symposium by Dale Weldeau Jorgenson, Charles W. Wessner (2005)
"Because in offset printing the printed areas and the ... paper matched the gloss of the print because the layers were at I micron, as in offset printing. ..."

5. Counterfeit U. S. Currency Abroad: Issues and U. S. Deterrence Efforts by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"offset printing is the most common process used by counterfeiters, according to ... A review of the range of counterfeits produced through offset printing ..."

6. Europe's Morning After by Kenneth Lewis Roberts (1921)
"offset printing is an American invention. In another room sheets of so-crown notes were cascading out of a wooden chute by the thousands, ..."

7. Europe's Morning After by Kenneth Lewis Roberts (1921)
"offset printing is an American invention. In another room sheets of so-crown notes were cascading out of a wooden chute by the thousands, ..."

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