photomechanics


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Noun1.photomechanics - the process whereby printing surfaces (plates or cylinders) are produced by photographic methods; "photomechanics revolutionized the practice of printing"
photography - the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces
2.photomechanics - the technique of using photomechanical methods to make photographs into plates for printing
technique - a practical method or art applied to some particular task
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The perfection and distribution of products derived from these media--lithography in the middle of the 19th century and photography and photomechanics at the end of the same century--gave rise to a new relationship between the image and the visual imaginary: that which one imagined as "real" depended increasingly on verification by the image.
It then evolved to the point of automation and photomechanics.
If your high school or college curriculum includes courses in the graphic arts, this comprehensive one-volume reference is the source of just about everything you would ever need to know about typography, printing processes, image carriers, photomechanics, presses, inks, and other old and new technologies of print production.