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(graphic arts)
A duplicating device for making copies by means of a stretched stencil and ink roller.



a stencil-printing machine for rapid duplication of documents in small- and medium-sized batches. The stencil is made on special stencil paper by typewriter or by photoelectric, photomechanical, or galvanic means. The stencil is set on a drum whose surface is inked by an inking device. During printing, ink is forced through the openings of the stencil and onto a sheet of paper. The sheets are fed by an automatic friction feeder along an inclined tray, pass between the printing drum and the stencil, receive the ink image, and are fed out to a receiving tray. The mimeograph can print 6,000 copies per hour on large-format sheets (30 X 45 cm), but the copies are not of high quality.

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I returned to Demian's apartment a week after meeting him, but I met there only his embittered landlord, who was refinishing the scarred floor where the mimeograph machine had been.
Lee establishes Third World Press in his Southside Chicago basement apartment with $400, a used mimeograph machine, and the help of poets Johari Amini and Carolyn Rodgers.
In the first place, when certain literary works were distributed strictly among friends, the mimeograph machine worked reasonably well for the task, but the thought that Latin American literature was not widely distributed until the advent of the copy machine is puzzling to say the least.
It was printed on a mimeograph machine in those pre-Xerox times.
Before his invention, copies were made either by using carbon paper when typing or a mimeograph machine for large numbers of copies.
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That was followed in popularity by the Rolodex, Dictaphone, adding machine, microfiche and mimeograph machine.
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A library newsletter would have been done by hand and duplicated on a mimeograph machine.
For years, I was extremely comfortable with a typewriter and a mimeograph machine," said Jeanne.
When he opened for business, he had three machines to work with: a tabletop mimeograph machine, a tabletop multigraph and an old L.
When I first got here we were literally running bids off mimeograph machines,'' he said.