Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Letterpress Printing

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6875

The process used for paper is adapted to plastics by the use of special inks and transfer rolls, and possibly a modification of press speed. Flexible printing plates are usually employed, made of vinyl or rubber. It is the oldest method of printing flat plastic substrates and uses a press for relief printing from metal type or raised surfaces formed from wood, metal, or linoleum. (Printing ink manual, 5th edn. Leach RH, Pierce RJ, Hickman EP, Mackenzie MJ, Smith HG (eds), Blueprint, New York, 1993)

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA