plate mark

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noun

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: a depression of an etching or engraving made by the pressure of the edge of the plate upon the dampened paper while printing
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: an impression from a flat uninked plate to smooth a rough area prior to printing or to produce a blind panel

plate mark

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transitive verb

: to impress with a plate mark

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“Plate mark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plate%20mark. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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