An`a*stat"ic (#), a. [Gr. up + to make to stand: cf. causing to stand.]

Pertaining to a process or a style of printing from characters in relief on zinc plates.

In this process the letterpress, engraving, or design of any kind is transferred to a zinc plate; the parts not covered with ink are eaten out, leaving a facsimile in relief to be printed from.


© Webster 1913.