graphotype definition

  • noun:
    • a procedure for making a design upon a surface in relief so that it could be imprinted from. Ready chalk or zinc oxide is pressed upon a smooth plate by a hydraulic press, and also the design is drawn upon this in a peculiar ink which hardens the surface wherever its used. The top will be very carefully rubbed or brushed, making the outlines in relief.
    • an ongoing process for producing a design upon a surface in relief such that it could be printed from. Prepared chalk or oxide of zinc is pushed upon a smooth plate by a hydraulic hit, and design is drawn upon this in a peculiar ink which hardens the outer lining wherever it's applied. The top will be carefully rubbed or brushed, making the lines in relief.
    • a procedure of earning blocks for use in surface-printing.
    • A type-writer for embossing letters upon slim sheets of material to create type to be used in an addressing-machine.
    • A form of type-casting and -setting device.
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