from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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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- noun archaic A
processby which drawingsexecuted on gelatinare impressed into a soft metal plate, from which further printscan be made.
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auto- + typography
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