What is printing?

  • (noun): All the copies of a work printed at one time.
    Example: "They ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
    Synonyms: impression
    See also — Additional definitions below


Printing is a process for reproducing text and images, typically with ink on paper using a printing press. It is often carried out as a large-scale industrial process, and is an essential part of publishing and transaction printing.

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Hieromonk Makarije
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... Movable type printing press (1440s) Invented by Johannes Gutenberg ... His great innovation was not the printing itself, but instead of using readily-carved plates as before, he used separate letters (types) from which the printing plates for pages were made up ...

More definitions of "printing":

  • (noun): Reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication.
    Synonyms: printing process
  • (noun): The business of printing.
  • (noun): Text handwritten in the style of printed matter.

Famous quotes containing the word printing:

    The printing press was at first mistaken for an engine of immortality by everybody except Shakespeare.
    Marshall McLuhan (1911–1980)

    Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    It seems not more reasonable to leave the right of printing unrestrained, because writers may be afterwards censured, than it would be to sleep with doors unbolted, because by our laws we can hang a thief.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)