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Printing plate

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Flat pieces of metal from which textual or pictorial images are printed. For blocks of other material, usually wood, cut to print an image or used to support other materials that form the printing surface, use "printing blocks" or a more specific term.

This term has 71 records attributed within our system.

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<printing surfaces>


12yrs ago

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Designer: G. Harris

Ruth II


Printmaker: Auerbach, Frank

Ruth II


Printmaker: Auerbach, Frank

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