Some articles on printing, plates, printing plates, plate:
... intermediate shades of gray or color, to be reproduced in ink on paper by means of a printing press, like text ... were printed in books and periodicals by means of hand-engraved metal plates or wood blocks, or from drawings made on lithographic stones ... images formed on metallic Daguerreotype plates ...
... flexible aluminum, polyester, mylar or paper printing plates are used instead of stone tablets ... Modern printing plates have a brushed or roughened texture and are covered with a photosensitive emulsion ... desired image is placed in contact with the emulsion and the plate is exposed to ultraviolet light ...
Famous quotes containing the words plates and/or printing:
“I have experienced such simple delight in the trivial matters of fishing and sporting, formerly, as might have inspired the muse of Homer or Shakespeare; and now, when I turn the pages and ponder the plates of the Anglers Souvenir, I am fain to exclaim,
Can such things be,
And overcome us like a summers cloud?”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“It seems not more reasonable to leave the right of printing unrestrained, because writers may be afterwards censured, than it would be to sleep with doors unbolted, because by our laws we can hang a thief.”
—Samuel Johnson (17091784)