from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A metal plate used in letterpress printing, made by electroplating a lead or plastic mold of the page to be printed.
- noun The process of making an electrotype.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To make a plate copy or plate copies of by electrical deposition.
- noun A copy in metal (precipitated by galvanic or electric action, usually in the form of a thin sheet) of any engraved or molded surface.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A facsimile plate made by electrotypy for use in printing; also, an impression or print from such plate. Also used adjectively.
- transitive verb To make facsimile plates of by the electrotype process; See
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- noun a
plate, made by electroplatinga mold, such as used in letterpress printing
- verb to make such a plate
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Fabricates and finishes duplicate electrotype printing plates according to specifications, using hand tools, electroplating equipment, and metal casting, trimming, and forming machines.
The title page was drawn with pen and ink and a zinc etching made by photographic process, from which an electrotype plate was made.
I have an electrotype copy from such a dish, the original of which is in Manchester.
It is an altar tomb of serpentine and alabaster, ornamented with marble mosaic and polished stones, bearing a recumbent effigy of Dr. Mill in his robes; at the feet are two kneeling figures, one an oriental character, and the other a student; the figure is in copper and was formed by the electrotype process.
Another method of securing uniformity is the multiplication of plates by electro-deposition, the surface of the copper-electrotype plates being protected by the deposit of a film of steel which effectually prevents the wearing of the copper and can be renewed at will.
~ Matter is often printed from electrotype plates which are prepared as follows.
Since that date electrotype plates have displaced stereotypes, as they afford a sharper, clearer impression and endure more wear.
Popular 12mo. edition; from new electrotype plates.
If this was satisfactory, the block was delivered and from it an electrotype was made for printing.
Printed from new electrotype plates from the last English Edition.