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Stereotyping, in printing, process in which a metal plate is made from a mold of typeface or art. The same plate is then used to print many pages. Use of this method speeds up the printing process and lowers its cost. Although largely replaced in the United States by offset lithography, stereotyping is still used in other parts of the world.

See also: Printing.

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