Translation of platen in Spanish:

platen

placa de presión, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈplætn//ˈplat(ə)n/

noun

  • 1

    (in letterpress)
    placa de presión feminine
    • The first power-driven platen press was developed about 1822.
    • Expect to spend at least a grand on one, if not more, depending on the size of the heat element and platen.
    • The pressman pulled on the bar, causing the platen to press the tympan on the inked type and taking the impression.
    • Its 207-ton moving platen is the third largest nodular iron casting in the world.
    • All these prototypes were shaped into panels of various commercial thicknesses with a steam-heated platen press.
  • 2

    (roller in typewriter)
    carro masculine