1. An illustration printed separately from the
text of the book, often on a different type of
paper. Plates may be bound into a book, tipped
onto a blank leaf (or a leaf bearing a printed
caption), loose in a pocket or portfolio, or bound
in a separate volume. Plates are not generally
included in the pagination of the book. See also:
PLATE ATTACHMENT .
2. A flat block of wood or metal, usually of
copper, nickel or zinc, on the surface of which is
a design or reproduction of a type form, and which
is used for printing, engraving, embossing, etc.
The method of printing may be relief, intaglio, or
planographic. 3. To make an electrotype or
stereotype. (156 ,