misregister

noun mis·reg·is·ter \ ˌmis-ˈre-jə-stər \

Definition of misregister

plural misregisters
printing
: inaccurate alignment or relative positioning of printed matter and especially of a second or subsequent color with a previously printed color
  • Prior to printing the screen has to be stretched and mounted on a frame. The correct tension is important to avoid misregister
  • —B. Blunden and J. Birkenshaw

First Known Use of misregister

1901

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