an·​i·​lox | \ ˈa-nə-ˌläks How to pronounce anilox (audio) \

Definition of anilox

: a system of printing that utilizes ceramic-coated metal cylinders to transfer consistent amounts of ink from a supply to the printing plates often used before another nounA measured amount of ink is deposited upon the surface of the printing plate (or cylinder) using an anilox roll. The surface rotates, contacting the print material, which transfers the ink.— Howard Riell, Printing News, 10 Mar. 2008

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First Known Use of anilox

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anilox

former trademark of the International Printing Ink Division of the Interchemical Corporation, manufacturer of aniline inks

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“Anilox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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