A flat portion of a letterpress printing press that carries the substrate to be printed and lowers it onto the inked typeform, or printing plate, under enough pressure to effectively transfer the ink. See Letterpress: Platen Press.

All text and images are licensed under a Creative Commons License
permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution. (See Copyrights for details.)

PrintWiki – the Free Encyclopedia of Print
About    Hosted by WhatTheyThink