- The information required by law regarding the publisher and printer of printed products or Internet publications.
As a rule, the imprint also contains additional details, such as the name of the editor, the editorial address and a copyright notice.
- Refers either to the place of publication or to the publisher. The imprint information is located either at the base of a title page or in a colophon at the back of a book.
The term can also refer to a printed piece from a certain location or period of time; i.e., the university has a collection of 18th century Massachusetts imprints.