Yacht Issue - Printing


Individual Yacht issues were printed from master printing plates which were blank in the "scrolls" surrounding the design. These "key plate stamps" could be engraved with names and prices as needed. Sometimes blank stamps were printed and stored, and the text would be overprinted later. On fully engraved plates, the text color matches the design color, while overprinted blanks have their text in rich black ink.

The printing was done by the intaglio method, which required moistening of the paper before printing. After the drying process was complete, the irregular contraction of the paper would sometimes cause the finished stamps to have designs of slightly different size. Early printings were not watermarked, but from 1905 onwards, the classic "lozenges" watermark was applied to the back of the paper.

Read more about this topic:  Yacht Issue

Other articles related to "printing":

Hieromonk Makarije
... died after 1528, Hilandar monastery) is the founder of Serbian and Romanian printing, having printed the first book in Serbian language and the first ... The origins of printing in Serbia are linked to the press established in Obod, near Cetinje, in 1493 by Đurađ Crnojević, the ledest son of Ivan Crnojević, the ruler of Zeta (the ... He dispatched a monk Makarije to Venice to purchase a printing press and learn the trade of printing ...
Mobile Imaging And Printing Consortium
... Mobile Imaging and Printing Consortium is a non-profit industry association formed to promote the usage of mobile devices with digital cameras, particularly camera phones, and the ... communicate between mobile devices with cameras and printing devices through collaboration and the implementation of guidelines ... It sees direct printing, without the usage of a computer, as highly desirable ...
... Ramie Rayon Sea silk Silk Sisal Spandex Spider silk Wool Finishing and printing Androsia Batik Beetling Bingata Bògòlanfini Calendering Decatising Finishing Fulling Heatsetting ...
Medieval Technology - Civil Technologies - Printing, Paper and Reading
... 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 ...
Printing - Printed Electronics
... Printed electronics is the manufacturing of electronic devices using standard printing processes ...

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)

    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)

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