hectograph definition

  • noun:
    • A machine using a glycerin-coated layer of gelatin to make copies of typed or written product.
    • An old publishing process that involves transfer of a genuine, prepared with unique inks, to a pan of gelatin or a gelatin pad pulled tight on a metal framework.
    • A contrivance for several copying, by way of a surface of gelatin softened with glycerin.
    • A copying procedure when the writing or drawing becoming copied is made on smooth report in aniline ink, and it is then pushed upon a slab covered with gelatin, that an integral part of the ink is thus transmitted, and from where some duplicate impressions could be made; additionally, the special appliances, collectively, through which this is accomplished. Additionally spelled hektograph.
    • duplicator consisting of a gelatin plate that ink are taken to make a copy
  • verb-transitive:
    • To copy by means of a hectograph.
  • others:
    • To copy through a hectograph.
  • verb:
    • backup on a duplicator

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