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 To create your own sophisticated invitations, Smythson also holds a royal warrant and Minted offers both letterpress and foil-press invitations to get the same look. Olivia Hosken, Town & Country, 4 Sep. 2021 As a young man in Cleveland, Charles Geschke was fascinated by the science behind letterpress printing. Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2021 King took his role as publisher literally, letterpress printing all the pages and binding them by hand with needle and thread. Rachel Hutton, Star Tribune, 14 Apr. 2021 Most of the products are manufactured in-house across six studios that specialize in areas like letterpress printing, monogramming, and embroidery, along with a manufacturing kitchen. Square Contributor, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 Nicely Noted’s subscription sends customers a packet of three letterpress cards per month. Maria Ricapito, Marie Claire, 7 Dec. 2020 Being real is why Victoria Venturi, also 35, started Paper Epiphanies, her letterpress company in Portland, Oregon. Maria Ricapito, Marie Claire, 7 Dec. 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, 4 Sep. 2020 From ballots printed using a simple letterpress in 1817, to multicolor ballots listing the 1878 Republican ticket in Massachusetts. Ed O'keefe, CBS News, 24 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of letterpress

1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Sep 2021

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“Letterpress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letterpress. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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