key plate


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key plate

[′kē ¦plāt]
(graphic arts)
A plate used in printing two-color stamps that prints the central design of the stamp.

key plate

A small plate or escutcheon having only a keyhole.
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In the key plate change month of March, Mazda sold over 11,500 cars in the UK, beating the previous record of 11,450 set in September 2009 at the height of the scrappage scheme.
Four colour plates were used in all, one for each prime colour in the printing process and a fourth black key plate to lay down the image on the pot lid.
This then became the image for the key plate that was printed in both relief and intaglio processes, with additional plates prepared for the color fields.
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Failure was, however, observed in the elements that restrain the lateral movement of the bridge deck (i.e., guide angles and key plates).
"That has reduced costs, initially by eliminating key plates and the different kinds of armbands, so we've reduced costs substantially." He estimates the cost reductions from $30,000 to $40,000 annually.