photocomposition


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pho·to·com·po·si·tion

 (fō′tō-kŏm′pə-zĭsh′ən)
pho′to·com·pose′ (-kəm-pōz′) v.

photocomposition

(ˌfəʊtəʊˌkɒmpəˈzɪʃən)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing typesetting by exposing type characters onto photographic film or photosensitive paper in order to make printing plates. Also called: photosetting or phototypesetting

pho•to•com•po•si•tion

(ˌfoʊ toʊˌkɒm pəˈzɪʃ ən)

n.
a method of composition in which type is set photographically.
[1925–30]
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photocomposition

[ˌfəʊtəʊkɒmpəˈzɪʃən] Nfotocomposición f
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Sooner or later, he wrote, "it would be necessary to define those categories of newsmen who qualified for the privilege, a questionable procedure in light of the traditional doctrine that liberty of the press is the right of the lonely pamphleteer who uses carbon paper or a mimeograph just as much as of the large metropolitan publisher who utilizes the latest photocomposition methods.
69) Animated by this concern, the Supreme Court of the United States has declared that "liberty of the press is the right of the lonely pamphleteer who uses carbon paper or a mimeograph just as much as of the large metropolitan publisher who uses the latest photocomposition methods.
Enfin, le chapitre 4 aborde brievement, en une dizaine de pages, l'impression lithographique et l'invention de l'offset, la photocomposition et la revolution numerique qui ont des consequences considerables, <<plus encore peut-etre que n'en eut l'invention des caracteres mobiles par Gutenberg>> selon l'auteur (p.
There have also been three major transformations in method and power application in reproducing the codex: machine printing from cast type, powered by human muscle (1455-1814); nonhuman power driving both presses and typecasting machines (1814-1970); and computer driven photocomposition combined with offset printing (1970--).
Ever since hot metal typesetting gave way to photocomposition and then desktop publishing, their respective fortunes and identities have changed enormously in recent decades.