from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A process for printing from a smooth surface, as lithography or offset.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art of drawing plans or maps.
  • noun The art of printing from plane surfaces. See planographic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A form of printing from a flat surface, as opposed to a raised or incised one.
  • noun medical tomography

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the process of printing from a surface on which the printing areas are not raised but are ink-receptive (as opposed to ink repellent)


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  • Other printers featured at the show were geared towards the gravure and planography processes.



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