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  • Matrix | Definition and Translations

    A bar of softer metal (e.g. copper or nickel + brass) in which the punch is driven into to create a “sunken” image of a letter. Once the matrix was “fitted” it can be used to cast letters.

     

    Dutch: matrijs
    French: matrice
    German: Mater
    Italian: Matrice
    Norwegian: Matrise
    Polish: matryca
    Spanish: Matriz
    Turkish: Matris

    Related Term(s): Hand mould Punch Punchcutting


    Ralf Herrmann By Ralf Herrmann ()
    Contributors: Gizzmo Alexis B. CAST Juanjo Lopez Przemysław Sakrajda Frode Helland tipografi

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