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proof press click to hear : proof press

Fixed-bed printing press with a cylinder that is moved along an engraved and inked board covered with a sheet of paper.
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counterpressure cylinder packing press bed rail paper sheet lever gripper

counterpressure cylinder click to hear : counterpressure cylinder

Roller that is moved manually to apply sufficient pressure to print the figure.

packing click to hear : packing

Material (felt, cardboard, plastic) covering the paper sheet to provide greater cylinder pressure.

press bed click to hear : press bed

Plate on which the engraved and inked board rests, with the paper sheet on top.

rail click to hear : rail

Each of the straight rails along which the counterpressure cylinder moves.

paper sheet click to hear : paper sheet

Sheet on which the raised figure is printed.

lever click to hear : lever

Device that is pushed down to lift the strip that leads the grippers.

gripper click to hear : gripper

Each of the metal pieces mounted on a strip that holds the paper in position under the cylinder.