Definition of rotary press in English:

rotary press


  • A printing press that prints from a rotating cylindrical surface on to paper forced against it by another cylinder.

    • ‘To reprint a book illegally, all that a culprit needs is two copies of the original, a scanner, a computer with optical recognition programme and a small rotary press.’
    • ‘From hand-composing and flatbed printing, the industry moved to the linotype and rotary press.’
    • ‘The invention of the rotary press in the mid-nineteenth century led to a concentration of publishing and printing along with mass distribution of newspapers and other publications.’
    • ‘The plates can also be adapted for use in a rotary press.’


rotary press

/ˌrəʊt(ə)ri ˈprɛs/