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The preparation of manuscript for printing by the projection of images of type characters on photographic film, which is then used to make printing plates. Also called photocomposition.
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(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) another word for photocomposition
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Typesetting using machines that superseded the old system of casting type from hot metal. Instead they create images of characters on photographic paper or film, which is then used for platemaking. The fastest can set 20,000 or more characters per second.
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