dry offset

noun

Definition of dry offset

: offset printing in which the inked impression from letterpress or relief is etched on a thin metal surface, then printed on an intermediate rubber surface (as a blanket), and then offset onto the paper

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History and Etymology for dry offset

so called from the fact that no water is used

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“Dry offset.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20offset. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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