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: one that prints: such as
: a person engaged in printing
: a device used for printing
: a machine for printing from photographic negatives
: a device (such as an inkjet printer) that produces printouts
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15th century, in the meaning defined above
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: a machine that is used for printing documents, photographs, etc.
: a person or company whose business is printing books, magazines, etc.
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: a person or company whose business is making copies of text and images
: a machine that produces text and images on paper
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