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DRAWING PEN [1 record]

Record 1 2006-03-18


Subject field(s)
  • Printing Machines and Equipment
  • Lithography, Offset Printing and Collotype

[A pen] with two adjustable steel blades between which the ink is held, used to draw lines of varying thicknesses depending on distance between the tips of the blades.

Key term(s)
  • straight line pen


  • Équipement (Imprimerie et arts graphiques)
  • Lithographie, offset et phototypie

Pluriel : des tire-lignes.


tire-lignes (pl.) : Cette graphie, puisée des Rectifications de l'orthographe recommandées par le Conseil supérieur de la langue française, est attestée dans le Petit Robert (2004).


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