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 Riell, Printing News, 10 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
First Known Use: 1950See Words from the same year
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