Crossword clues for printing
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Print \Print\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Printed; p. pr. & vb. n. Printing.] [Abbrev. fr. imprint. See Imprint, and Press to squeeze.]
To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea, etc., into or upon something.
A look will print a thought that never may remove.
Upon his breastplate he beholds a dint, Which in that field young Edward's sword did print.
--Sir John Beaumont.
Perhaps some footsteps printed in the clay.
To stamp something in or upon; to make an impression or mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure.
Forth on his fiery steed betimes he rode, That scarcely prints the turf on which he trod.
Specifically: To strike off an impression or impressions of, from type, or from stereotype, electrotype, or engraved plates, or the like; in a wider sense, to do the typesetting, presswork, etc., of (a book or other publication); as, to print books, newspapers, pictures; to print an edition of a book.
To stamp or impress with colored figures or patterns; as, to print calico.
(Photog.) To take (a copy, a positive picture, etc.), from a negative, a transparent drawing, or the like, by the action of light upon a sensitized surface.
Printed goods, textile fabrics printed in patterns, especially cotton cloths, or calicoes.
Printing \Print"ing\, n. The act, art, or practice of impressing letters, characters, or figures on paper, cloth, or other material; the business of a printer, including typesetting and presswork, with their adjuncts; typography; also, the act of producing photographic prints.
Block printing. See under Block.
Printing frame (Photog.), a shallow box, usually having a glass front, in which prints are made by exposure to light.
Printing house, a printing office.
Printing ink, ink used in printing books, newspapers, etc.
It is composed of lampblack or ivory black mingled with
linseed or nut oil, made thick by boiling and burning.
Other ingredients are employed for the finer qualities.
Printing office, a place where books, pamphlets, or newspapers, etc., are printed.
Printing paper, paper used in the printing of books, pamphlets, newspapers, and the like, as distinguished from writing paper, wrapping paper, etc.
Printing press, a press for printing, books, newspaper, handbills, etc.
Printing wheel, a wheel with letters or figures on its periphery, used in machines for paging or numbering, or in ticket-printing machines, typewriters, etc.; a type wheel.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
present participle adjective from print (v.). Printing press is from 1580s.
n. 1 (context uncountable English) The process or business of producing printed material by means of inked type and a printing press or similar technology. 2 (context uncountable English) material that has been printed. 3 (context countable English) All the copies of a publication that have been printed in one batch. 4 (context uncountable English) written characters that are not joined up. vb. (present participle of print English)
Printing is a process for reproducing text and images using a master form or template. The earliest examples include Cylinder seals and other objects such as the Cyrus Cylinder and the Cylinders of Nabonidus. The earliest known form of woodblock printing came from China dating to before 220 A.D. Later developments in printing include the movable type, first developed by Bi Sheng in China. Johannes Gutenberg introduced mechanical movable type printing to Europe in the 15th century. His printing press played a key role in the development of the Renaissance, Reformation, the Age of Enlightenment, and the scientific revolution and laid the material basis for the modern knowledge-based economy and the spread of learning to the masses.
Modern large-scale printing is typically done using a printing press, while small-scale printing is done free-form with a digital printer. Though paper is the most common material, it is also frequently done on metals, plastics, cloth and composite materials. On paper it is often carried out as a large-scale industrial process and is an essential part of publishing and transaction printing.
Usage examples of "printing".
In the end I prepared a book of charades and double acrostics, for the printing and binding of which Mrs.
She wanted to protect her against herself and questioned the advisability of printing some of her replies.
From his organization, the conglomerate orchestrated the printing and distribution of one hundred seventy-six newspapers, twelve magazines, seventeen on-line research companies and united two hundred seven affiliate newsrooms across the U.
Litho forges by lithography, a printing process using stone developed two centuries ago by Aloys Senefelder, a mediocre playwright wanting to facsimile his plays on the cheap.
She had laid at his feet the printing presses and lithography cameras and delivery vans that allowed him to fight, if not a genuine war, then a tolerable substitute.
Offset Lithography, which it the newest and most flexible method of production printing.
November 15th, Joseph Hullmandle, whose inventions and improvements connected with lithography, and tinted lithographic printing, contributed so much to the perfection of that branch of artistic skill.
With the barber hiding out in his shop, Dog in the meadow, cat on roof, Grandpa began to misset type down at his printing palace.
IN HIS SHIRT POCKET he had brand-new business cards, the ink barely dry, delivered fresh that morning from an overnight printing firm, declaring him to be the Chief Paralegal of the Law Offices of J.
There is another manner of using the active participle, which gives it a passive signification: as, The grammar is now printing, grammatica jam nunc chartis imprimitur.
Certain things we already suspected: a long, linear informational string wound around its complement, like a photo pinned to its own negative, for further, unlimited printing.
He is printing the prospectus, but a proof has not yet been struck off.
PRINTING HISTORY Macdonald edition published 1967 Corgi edition published 1990 Corgi edition reissued 1991 Copyright Catherine Cookson 1967 The right of Catherine Cookson to be identified as author of this work has been asserted in accordance with Sections 77 and 78 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.
Besides the letter forms, his innovations included an improved printing press, smoother paper, and better inks, all of which made Baskerville decidedly uncompetitive as a businessman.
Like every other invite, the design was understated, the printing was meticulous, and the envelope had her name on it.