overprint definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To imprint over with some thing more, specifically to print over with another shade.
  • noun:
    • A mark or impression produced by overprinting.
    • A mark or terms imprinted over a postage stamp to see a modification of usage or a special event.
    • A stamp so noted.
    • The addition of brand new text on a previously printed stamp, typically to include a surcharge or replace the face price.
    • An offprint.
    • something included by overprinting
  • verb:
    • to include an overprint.
    • To overlap different colours to avoid gaps.
    • printing (additional text or colors) onto a currently imprinted paper
  • others:
    • In photography, to print (a confident) much darker than it perhaps will be when completed.
    • In calico-printing, to print one color over another, since the publishing of indigo patterns on cloth formerly dyed turkey red.

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