Definition of term:: Printing

  • The copies of a book or other printed material which originate from the same press run or from the same plates or setting of type at one time. In the 19th century some publishers labeled later printings as if they were later editions, i.e. a second printing would be called a "second edition" on the copyright page.
Danish: Tryksag
Dutch: Druk, afdruk
French: Impression
German: Buchdruck
Italian: Stampa, impressione
Spanish: Impresión
Swedish: Tryckalster
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources