/ ˈprɪntɪŋ; NAmE / noun
[ U ] the act of producing letters, pictures, patterns, etc. on sth by pressing a surface covered with ink against it :
the invention of printing
the printing trade
[ C ] the act of printing a number of copies of a book at one time :
The book is in its sixth printing.
[ U ] a type of writing when you write all the letters separately and do not join them together