Definitions for "PRINTING PRESS"
The PRESS is the machine on which the IMPRESSIONS are produced. It mechanically transfers the original image onto the SUPPORT which is, in modern times, usually PAPER. The PRINTING PRESS is purported to have been invented in the 17th Century but undoubtedly methods of transferring images from one surface to another existed long before that.
a machine used for printing
a machine that automates the process of creating books