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[let-er-pres] /ˈlɛt ərˌprɛs/

the process of printing from or type in relief, rather than from intaglio plates or planographically.
matter printed in such a manner.
Chiefly British. printed text or reading matter, as distinguished from illustrations.
by letterpress:
The circular should be printed letterpress, not offset.
set in letterpress:
letterpress work.

text matter as distinct from illustrations


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