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

Examples of prepress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their digital printing is more energy- and water-efficient than screen printing, and there are no prepress stages involving toxic chemicals. Mark C. O'Flaherty, Robb Report, 17 Sep. 2023 Silvia De Santis, prepress and quality manager. Laura Helmuth, Scientific American, 25 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prepress was in 1987

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Cite this Entry

“Prepress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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