Definition of platemaker in English:


Pronunciation /ˈplātˌmākər/ /ˈpleɪtˌmeɪkər/


  • A person or machine that makes printing plates.

    ‘The 105 workers, including press operators, platemakers, paper handlers and mailroom workers, are members of the Graphic Communications International Union.’
    • ‘These gradations are controlled by the platemaker's skill, depending on such things as the length of time the plate is left in the acid bath or the amount of rosin used.’