strip in (something)

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strip in (something)

To add a photographic positive or negative to a composite in order to create a printing plate. A process made obsolete by modern computer software. We were told to strip in a picture of the new prime minister just an hour before the poster was due to go to the printer. What can be done in a couple of hours used to take a couple of days back when you had to strip in every image and piece of text by hand.
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strip something in

to insert something into a line of print by gluing or a strip of paper. You will have to strip the accent in. Strip in a grave accent right here.
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