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an illustration in a book often on better-quality paper than the text

a surface on which the text or image to be printed is fixed

COMMENT: Printing plates are usually made from metal (sometimes plastic or paper), and can be flat or curved to fit round the cylinder. Photographic plates are now used mainly in high quality, large-format professional cameras while the most popular backing material is still acetate film.



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