Meaning of letterpress

let•ter•press

Pronunciation: (let'ur-pres"), [key]
— n.
  1. the process of printing from letters or type in relief, rather than from intaglio plates or planographically.
  2. matter printed in such a manner.
  3. printed text or reading matter, as distinguished from illustrations.
—adv.
  1. by letterpress: The circular should be printed letterpress, not offset.
—adj.
  1. set in letterpress: letterpress work.
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