Pronunciation: (let'ur-pres"), [key]
1. the process of printing from letters or type in relief, rather than from intaglio plates or planographically.
2. matter printed in such a manner.
3. Chiefly Brit.printed text or reading matter, as distinguished from illustrations.
by letterpress: The circular should be printed letterpress, not offset.
set in letterpress: letterpress work.
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