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
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The conference is expected to draw more than 200 attendees for workshops on topics such as letterpress, embossing, miniature pop-up books, traditional leather binding and decorative box making.
Bolstered by the invention of the letterpress, interpretations of the white bear began to appear in print.
These are the dishes of memories, not restaurant menus rewritten every day on custom letterpress stationery, signed by the chef.
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