Last modified on 16 December 2014, at 21:10

overprint

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

over- +‎ print

NounEdit

overprint (plural overprints)

  1. (philately) The addition of new text on a previously printed stamp, usually to add a surcharge or change the face value.

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VerbEdit

overprint (third-person singular simple present overprints, present participle overprinting, simple past and past participle overprinted)

  1. To add an overprint.
  2. To print too many copies of.
    The unpopular comic book was overprinted, leaving many retailers with dozens of unsaleable copies.
  3. (printing) To overlap different colours to avoid gaps.

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