Autotypography

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Autotypography A process resembling “nature printing,” by which drawings executed on gelatin are impressed into a soft metal plate, from which the printing is done as from copperplate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n autotypography Any process by means of which drawings, manuscripts, etc., can be transferred directly to a plate or material from which impressions can be taken; especially, a process by which autographs executed in a special ink are transferred to a plate of zinc, which is then etched and prepared for printing on an ordinary press. See zincography.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Autotypography a process by which drawings made on gelatine are transferred to a plate from which impressions may be taken
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Auto-, + typography,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. autos, self, typos, a stamp.