dry-relief offset

dry-relief offset

[¦drī rə‚lēf ′ȯf‚set]
(graphic arts)
Referring to plates made for use on offset-lithographic presses, but printed without the use of dampeners and water; the plates are made photomechanically, and nonprinting areas are etched from 0.008 to 0.015 inch (0.2 to 0.4 millimeter) below the surface. Also known as high etch.
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