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letterpress

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Bibliography.

Book printing from a relief press using individual letters which have to be set in place. It has recently been superseded by photo-typesetting and offset lithography.

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letterpress

in The Oxford Companion to the Book

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 54 words.

A term used by scholars and the trade, equivalent to *relief. As a noun, ‘letterpress’ means relief,

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letterpress

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Bibliography.

Book printing from a relief press using individual letters which have to be set in place. It has recently been superseded by photo-typesetting and offset lithography.

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letterpress

Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Media and Communication

P ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 9 words.

Process of printing from a raised, inked surface.

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letterpress

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 105 words.

acquiesce, address, assess, Bess, bless, bouillabaisse, caress, cess, chess, coalesce, compress, confess, convalesce, cress, deliquesce, digress, dress, duchesse,

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letterpress

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 105 words.

acquiesce, address, assess, Bess, bless, bouillabaisse, caress, cess, chess, coalesce, compress, confess, convalesce, cress, deliquesce, digress, dress, duchesse,

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letterpress

Michael Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 28 words.

Book printing from a relief press using individual letters which have to be set in place. It has recently been superseded by photo-typesetting and offset ...

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The continuity of craft masculinities: from letterpress to offset-lithography

Jesse Adams Stein.

in Hot Metal

November 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Graphic Design and Typography. 9253 words.

This chapter considers the effect that an autonomous technical artefact – the printing press – had on the workers in charge of them, the press-machinists. It establishes how the printing...

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trade card

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Tradesman’s card bearing his name, occupation, and place of business—variously printed by copper-plate engraving, letterpress with woodcut or wood engraving, steel engraving, lithography,...

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printing

Ian Donnachie.

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 854 words.

with movable types, or letterpress, as opposed to printing using carved wooden blocks, was invented by Johannes Gutenberg of Mainz

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printing

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 855 words.

with movable types, or letterpress, as opposed to printing using carved wooden blocks, was invented by Johannes Gutenberg of Mainz

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lower case

in The Oxford Companion to the Book

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 51 words.

One of the two *letterpress *type cases in the ‘divided lay’, usually containing the *minuscules (or small letters), *punctuation,

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sand casting

in The Oxford Companion to the Book

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 100 words.

A technique for duplicating letters, decorations, or pictorial blocks (larger than about 15 mm) for *letterpress printing. Wooden and, from

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bodkin

Edited by Michael F. Suarez and H. R. Woudhuysen.

in The Oxford Companion to the Book

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 25 words.

A needle or spike mounted in a handle and used in *letterpress printing to remove or manipulate individual pieces of

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common press

in The Oxford Companion to the Book

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 101 words.

The basic design of wooden hand press, used for *letterpress printing throughout Europe and America until the early 19th

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ornament

in The Oxford Companion to the Book

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 283 words.

*Relief cut of wood or metal, used by printers for decorative purposes when printing *letterpress texts. Ornaments can take

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upper case

in The Oxford Companion to the Book

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 53 words.

One of two *letterpress *type cases in the ‘divided lay’, usually containing the *majuscules (or capitals), *small capitals,

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Ackermann, Rudolph (1764–1835)

in The Oxford Companion to the Book

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 156 words.

who bankrupted himself in early attempts to invent *lithography as a cheap alternative to *letterpress. Born in Germany, he

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Hejinian, Lyn (1941– )

Jenny Stringer.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 171 words.

(1941– ),

American poet, born in San Francisco. She taught herself letterpress printing and edited the Tuumba series

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bodkin

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

A needle or spike mounted in a handle and used in letterpress printing to remove or manipulate individual pieces of type in the forme.

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relief

Overview page. Subjects: Art — History by Period.

[from the Italian rilevare, ‘to raise’]

A sculpture made so that all or part of it projects from a flat surface. See letterpress; woodcut.

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