rotary press


Definition of rotary press

: a press in which paper carried by an impression cylinder is printed by rotation in contact with a curved printing surface attached to a plate cylinder or (as in photo-offset) a blanket cylinder — compare cylinder press, platten press

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“Rotary press.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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