from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A method of offset printing using photomechanical plates.

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  • n. A method of offset printing that uses photomechanical plates

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  • n. a method of offset printing using photomechanical plates


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  • We were able to put real-looking type into nice pictures and started doing books – photo-offset illustrations and letterpress type.

    2009 December 19 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • We had a linotype machine and a hand letterpress, then we bought a small photo-offset press.

    2009 December 19 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • _Index to New Zealand Periodicals_ -- The 1956 issue of the index, the first for which the National Library Service has accepted the responsibility of publication, was printed by photo-offset and distributed.

    Report of the National Library Service for the Year Ended 31 March 1958

  • In appearance they most resemble a collage poster - a billboard on end - that may have been created out of Ballard's original idea to have The Atrocity Exhibition done as a book of montage illustrations: 'I originally wanted a large-format book, printed by photo-offset, in which I would produce the artwork - a lot of collages, material taken from medical documents and medical photographs, crashing cars and all that sort of iconography.'


  • There are older and possibly better ways of conveying supplications to God, and in these modern times a silent prayer by way of wireless telegraphy might have been more appropriate and up-to-date than a form-letter printed by photo-offset.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 1

  • Coach House Press/Books founder Stan Bevington reiterates this truth in these excerpts from Roy MacSkimming’s ‘Perilous Trade Conversations’ conducted back in 1998, now found in the latest edition of CNQ magazine: Bevington: …I was fascinated by the photo-offset available at the time.


  • Bloom was handing out copies of his self-published ‘zines, really well produced things, photo-offset on news stock, with sturdy staples, the works.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • I hadn’t made contact with science fiction fandom yet, so I didn’t know about all the folks making do with mimeograph and corflu; I had several hundred dollars to spend on full photo-offset printing, and I learned the most basic skill for getting people to do unpaid work nagging.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Next you'll be trying to get it by photo-offset from her typewriter platen. "

    Murder By The Book

  • His career has spanned all the major transitions in modern journalism "from typewriters and teletypes to computers, from hot lead typography to photo-offset and then to the Internet.

    The Student Operated Press


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