letterpress

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n letterpress printing from a plate with raised characters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Letterpress Print; letters and words impressed on paper or other material by types; -- often used of the reading matter in distinction from the illustrations. "Letterpress printing, printing directly from type, in distinction from printing from plates."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n letterpress Letters or words impressed on paper or other material from printing-types; printed text: so called when subordinate to or in contrast with illustrations.
    • letterpress Consisting of, relating to, or employed in printing from types: as, letterpress printing.
    • n letterpress A press for copying letters by transfer; a copying-press.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Letterpress letters impressed or matter printed from type, as distinguished from engraving: a copying-press
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. lettre—L. littera.

Usage

In literature:

After various troubles, the drawings were finally completed in 1871, and the letterpress and plates published in 1874.
"A Visit to Java" by W. Basil Worsfold
The Three Series Complete, each containing 18 large folio Plates, with descriptive letterpress.
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day
I was always on the look-out for a secondhand book containing Hooker's letterpress.
"Aliens" by William McFee
The first seven pictures appeared with the signature of Seymour and the letterpress of Dickens.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
Read me the letterpress of the poster before us.
"Max Carrados" by Ernest Bramah
The letterpress issued with the plates amounts to 5458 pages, making with the text 124,210 pages.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
Mr. Frank Tarver also wrote the letterpress which accompanied the picture.
"Forty Years of 'Spy'" by Leslie Ward
The explanatory letterpress is given in the two upper corners and also on scrolls.
"Fine Books" by Alfred W. Pollard
With admirable letterpress descriptions of the Nineteen Centuries of European History.
"William Blake" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
The letterpress of the book is as good as the illustrations are beautiful.
"Blackie & Sons Catalogue - 1886" by Various
The letterpress consists of a dialogue between a man and his wife, wherein the man humorously praises horns.
"The Pictorial Press" by Mason Jackson
The letterpress, which is in Dutch and French, apparently bears very little reference to the illustrations.
"The Mystery of Francis Bacon" by William T. Smedley
Colored Plates, drawn from Nature, with Descriptive and Scientific Letterpress.
"History of the Discovery of the Northwest by John Nicolet in 1634" by Consul Willshire Butterfield
Will you write the letterpress?
"The Red Room" by August Strindberg
By A. R. Letterpress by the HON.
"'Midst the Wild Carpathians" by Mór Jókai
In the letterpress nothing has been omitted which is of importance.
"Feminism and Sex-Extinction" by Arabella Kenealy
There are charming sketches by Mr. Hugh Thomson to illustrate the letterpress.
"Highways and Byways in London" by E. T. Cook
The degree of sharpness with which the drawing terminates toward the letterpress is just what I wish.
"Dickens and His Illustrators" by Frederic G. Kitton
The very best collection of illustrations, but not so trustworthy in letterpress.
"The Private Life of the Romans" by Harold Whetstone Johnston
Tables of Contents, Index, Appendix, Notes and Letterpress unabridged.
"Lives of Illustrious Shoemakers" by William Edward Winks
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In poetry:

Little Birds are writing
Interesting books,
To be read by cooks:
Read, I say, not roasted -
Letterpress, when toasted,
Loses its good looks.
"Little Birds" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Rohner Letterpress is a leader in the artistry of letterpress printing.
Tactile is what letterpress is all about.
These signed and numbered posters highlight classic typefaces, letterpress printing, and Utopia coated papers and Curious Collection papers.
They met in the letterpress studio at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.
Letterpress arts kept alive by Southeast collective.
So when I saw these cool letterpress coasters from Ruff House Art, I thought it would be fun to invite friends over to watch the results come in.
) and pontificated on "Why I'm such a Liz Lemon", but Greenwich Letterpress' new pencil set conquers a whole new set of pop culture phenomena.
Egg Press has been designing and handcrafting letterpress greeting cards on our antique presses since 1999.
Our history of pioneering the resurgence of letterpress printing as an art form has afforded us an incredible fan base whom we adore and couldn't live without.
Silver Buckle Press honors the history of letterpress printing.
She's director of Silver Buckle Press , a working museum at UW–Madison that uses tours, exhibitions, publications and other programming to preserve the craft of letterpress printing.
Ross MacDonald is an illustrator, designer, author and letterpress printer.
Jim Gremmels worked the letterpress at the Prairie Gate Press office in 2004.
Job Printing was doing letterpress printing on-site.
Ian Nomura, co-owner of Bradley & Lily Fine Stationery , examines stationery printed on an antique Heidelberg Windmill letterpress.
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