Photomechanical
Photomechanical Pho`to*me*chan"ic*al, a. Pertaining to, or designating, any photographic process in which a printing surface is obtained without the intervention of hand engraving. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • photomechanical — [fōt΄ō mə kan′i kəl] adj. [ PHOTO + MECHANICAL] designating or of any process by which printing plates are made by a photographic method photomechanically adv …   English World dictionary

  • photomechanical — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1884 relating to or involving any of various processes for producing printed matter from a photographically prepared surface • photomechanically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • photomechanical — photomechanically, adv. /foh toh meuh kan i keuhl/, adj. noting or pertaining to any of various processes for printing from plates or surfaces prepared by the aid of photography. [1885 90; PHOTO + MECHANICAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • photomechanical — adjective of, or relating to any of several methods of printing via a plate which has been prepared photographically, and can contain both text and images …   Wiktionary

  • photomechanical — adj. of printing done through photoengraving or photolithography …   English contemporary dictionary

  • photomechanical — pho·to·mechanical …   English syllables

  • photomechanical — pho•to•me•chan•i•cal [[t]ˌfoʊ toʊ məˈkæn ɪ kəl[/t]] adj. pri noting or pertaining to any of various processes for printing from plates or surfaces prepared by the aid of photography • Etymology: 1885–90 pho to•me•chan′i•cal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • photomechanical — /ˌfoʊtoʊməˈkænɪkəl/ (say .fohtohmuh kanikuhl) adjective denoting or relating to any of various processes for printing in ink from plates or surfaces prepared by the aid of photography. –photomechanically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • photomechanical — adjective of or relating to or involving various methods of using photography to make plates for printing • Pertains to noun: ↑photomechanics • Derivationally related forms: ↑photomechanics …   Useful english dictionary

  • photomechanical graphic —    Photographic (and analog) processes used in preparing to print images with the printing plates. Color separation is one of the functions of photomechanical processes making a separate printing plate for each of the color components in a color… …   Glossary of Art Terms

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