Photoengraving plate

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A metal plate used for letterpress printing. Photoengraving plates are usually made from pure Magnesium because it is lightweight, easy to etch, and resistant to wear.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 478
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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