pre·​press ˌprē-ˈpres How to pronounce prepress (audio)
: the process of assembling and editing a product (such as a book or newspaper) prior to printing
adjusted the colors in prepress
often used before another noun
a digital prepress system

Word History

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prepress was in 1987

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Cite this Entry

“Prepress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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