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cold type

n.
Typesetting, such as phototypesetting, done without the casting of metal.
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cold′ type`


n.
type set by a method other than the casting of molten metal, as by photocomposition.
[1945–50]
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References in classic literature ?
But after the first burst of enthusiasm began to die away, and the coloured people began reading the speech in cold type, some of them seemed to feel that they had been hypnotized.
This meant lead type, "cold type" as it was called, and the first issues I worked on were hand typeset by those veterans of the publishing industry who were soon to be put out of work by phototypesetting technology.
The first was the invention of cold type, in those days almost totally dominated by a company called Compugraphic Corporation.
It is also the cold type of conflict, with espionage and exposure being at the heart of the action.
Harvey Araton is a gifted novelist whose "Cold Type" is a solid entertainment from first page to last.
Albumin is one of the most important sediments the physician looks for in the urine as its presence in quantity or absence will determine whether the disorder is of a hot or cold type. This is because albumin originates from blood and bile which flow through all the parts of the body and consequently carry with them certain characteristics of the condition of various parts of the body.
Maddie died on December 8 last year cradled in her mother's arms after suffering cough and cold type symptoms that had plagued her for months in the lead-up to her death.
Since then the newspaper has gone from "hot type" (castings from molten lead) to "cold type" (type set photographically) to computer typesetting in which everything is done on a screen.
A summer spent working as a relief operator at a large print shop and a stint as production manager during the shop's conversion to "cold type" (see sidebar, page 24) gave him unique mastery of printing equipment at a young age.
Indeed, soon enough the conversion to "cold type" was underway, and printers were trading in their hot lead for what they derided as "paper dolls." Big guys who could always trust the metal to keep their lines straight, even if they'd had a little drink over the dinner break, now were supposed to do it by eye ...
Between printing for and later selling to commercial customers, he helped usher in cold type and offset, moving from that first job in Ithaca to the St.