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Offset Printing

A process in which an inked plate is used to make an impression on the rubber surface of a roller which transfers it to paper. Planographic printing by indirect image-transfer from photomechanical plates. The plate transfers ink to a rubber-covered cylinder, which "offsets" the ink to the paper. Also called photo-offset and offset lithography.


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