phototypesetting


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pho·to·type·set·ting

 (fō′tō-tīp′sĕt′ĭng)
n.
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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phototypesetting

(ˌfəʊtəʊˈtaɪpˌsɛtɪŋ)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) another word for photocomposition
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phototypesetting

Typesetting using machines that superseded the old system of casting type from hot metal.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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Translations

phototypesetting

[ˌfəʊtəʊˈtaɪpˌsetɪŋ] N (US) (Typ) → fotocomposición f
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The console has replaced the typewriter and phototypesetting is a thing of the past.
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In those days, NCR was produced by "phototypesetting." The typesetting machines used a photographic process (film paper exposed to light and then processed through a chemical bath) to generate long columns of type on scrolls of paper.
At the same time, phototypesetting machines evolved out of the older mechanical systems.
In the time of phototypesetting, the computerization process was taken over by the big type foundries with the respective copyrights.
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From a four-page black and white broadsheet created on linotype machines which cast type in full lines using hot lead by an army of printers, to the modern phototypesetting process printing full colour papers - from typewriters to computers, from horse-drawn carts to vans delivering the papers which can also be 'wired' out to all corners of the globe.
Beginning in the 1960s, hot type began to give way to cold type, which is technically neither cold nor type, but rather phototypesetting. Machines generate text printed on photographic paper.
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(29) His volume ends without covering offset printing, phototypesetting, photocopying, or computer-generated texts.
My layout and phototypesetting skills are now completely obsolete; it's as though I learned to shoe horses.