roller printing

noun

: a method of printing textiles that uses a series of engraved metal rollers each of which contains the parts of the pattern to be printed in one color

Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roller printing was in 1840

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“Roller printing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roller%20printing. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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