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  • Punch | Definition and Translations

    A metal block with the mirror-inverted relief of a letter design. Cutting the punch is the first step in the creation of metal type. The second is making a matrix from the punch.


    Dutch: stempel
    French: poinçon
    German: Stempel
    Italian: punzone
    Polish: punktak
    Spanish: punzón

    Related Term(s): Matrix Punchcutting

    Ralf Herrmann By Ralf Herrmann ()
    Contributors: Riccardo Sartori Manuel Sesma Gizzmo Alexis B. CAST Przemysław Sakrajda

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