Definition of zinco in English:


Pronunciation /ˈziNGkō/ /ˈzɪŋkoʊ/


  • An etched letterpress printing plate made of zinc.

    ‘My first experience was as a messenger boy for a firm that made both line and tone zincos - line artwork or screened photographs or combinations of both, etched into zinc and mounted on wooden blocks ready for use by letterpress printers.’
    • ‘If gold blocking or blind embossing is required, the binder will need to artwork as soon as possible to make binders zincos.’
    • ‘A simple machine, hand operated, can be had for a couple of hundred pounds, the dies preferably of hard brass although zincos are ok for short runs.’