anilox

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noun an·i·lox \ ˈa-nə-ˌläks \

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 noun
  • A 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 RiellPrinting News10 Mar. 2008

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Origin and Etymology of anilox

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


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