direct-image offset system

direct-image offset system

[də¦rekt ¦im·ij ′ȯf‚set ‚sis·təm]
(graphic arts)
A system for converting letterpress color plates to offset that involves pulling a proof of the letterpress form directly onto a special paper-backed aluminum foil plate, which then receives a slight treatment. Also known as d-i offset system.
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