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means of producing reproductions of written material or images in multiple copies. There are four traditional types of printing: relief printing (with which this article is mainly concerned), intaglio, lithography, and screen process printing.
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A method of making intaglio engravings in copper from photographs in which a gelatin image is used as an acid resist; it is considered high quality for halftones, but not very good for type.
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