letterpress

noun
let·​ter·​press | \ ˈle-tər-ˌpres How to pronounce letterpress (audio) \

Definition of letterpress

1 : the process of printing from an inked raised surface especially when the paper is impressed directly upon the surface
2 chiefly British : text (as of a book) distinct from pictorial illustrations

Examples of letterpress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From courtly letterpress to modern, there is stationery with the perfect look and feel to let friends and family know to reserve the day just for you two. oregonlive, "Marriage licenses are down, but dreams of planning a wedding can’t be dampened," 4 Sep. 2020 From courtly letterpress to modern, there is stationery with the perfect look and feel to let friends and family know to reserve the day just for you two. oregonlive, "Marriage licenses are down, but dreams of planning a wedding can’t be dampened," 4 Sep. 2020 From courtly letterpress to modern, there is stationery with the perfect look and feel to let friends and family know to reserve the day just for you two. oregonlive, "Get ready for a dreamy, budget-minded wedding," 21 June 2020 The one-of-a-kind wedding invitations — created by a friend on an antique letterpress as a gift to the couple —arrived Wednesday. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Canceled parties, worries about insurance: How coronavirus is changing weddings," 30 Mar. 2020 Rock, paper and printers Bruce Licher’s Independent Project Records and Press began in 1982, creating fliers and letterpress album covers for his ethereal post-rock band Savage Republic. Los Angeles Times, "Poetry, justice, rockers and romance: 6 unmissable book events this week," 6 Mar. 2020 The cards were made by Brian Wood, a neighbor of the couple who runs Dogs & Stars, a small batch letterpress print shop. Lois Smith Brady, New York Times, "A Ghost Town Wedding With 47 Guests, and Maybe a Few Others," 5 July 2019 Minnesota Center for Book Arts is a visual arts nonprofit organization that supports creative expression through traditional and contemporary book arts, including papermaking, bookbinding, and letterpress printing. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, "Book Artist Award goes to picture book about 12,000 years of St. Anthony Falls," 13 Dec. 2019 But no one has really seen what letterpress printing is like and how to use it. The Economist, "Setting type How the world’s old printing presses are being brought back to life," 18 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of letterpress

1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Sep 2020

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“Letterpress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letterpress. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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