imagesIt’s hard to find any illustrations of pre-kiss in printing, but you’ll know it when you see it. And it won’t look like what Google offers you, which seems to be exclusively osculatory. DuckDuckGo does a lot better. Here you can find “kiss” defined on How to print as a very light printing impression. This is it: pre-kiss is a doubling of the image, a kiss, and then, slightly offset, the full impression. This happens when the sheet bounces, lightly touching the offset blanket carrying the ink a split second before the proper impression is made. Sheets with pre-kiss are hard to find, as these errors tend to be weeded out by the pressman. The best place to find them might be in the broke bin next to the press.

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