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mechanical

1. made, performed, or operated by or as if by a machine or machinery
2. concerned with machines or machinery
3. relating to or controlled or operated by physical forces
4. of or concerned with mechanics
5. Philosophy accounting for phenomena by physically determining forces

mechanical

[mi′kan·ə·kəl]
(engineering)
Of, pertaining to, or concerned with machinery or tools.
(graphic arts)
A finished copy that usually contains hand lettering, type proofs, and art especially positioned and mounted so that a photochemical reproduction can be made on a letterpress, offset, or other printing plate. Also known as keyline layout; paste-up.
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With a quick-printer capable of 24-hour turn-around, camera-ready copy can be completed by Thursday morning, which allows production flexibility and inclusion of the latest information.
The editors are further to be commended on a high standard of editing and production from camera-ready copy, the book being a model of what can be accomplished in this way.
The document can then be routed via the network to a laser printer that produces either a finished publication or camera-ready copy for typesetting.
COPY: Camera-ready copy will be provided by the College on a schedule to be mutually set
The author apologizes early on, and quite unnecessarily, for the format of the boom which was prepared as camera-ready copy. The format is in fact unexceptionable, but this is a further example of cheese-paring by publishers, who have obliged the author to solve the often quite formidable problems of typography inseparable from a book of this sort.
This reduction, like the closing of the time gap, results in considerable part from the use for the first time of computer technology in the preparation of the manuscript, which was printed from camera-ready copy. The reproduction of the traditional format of the BL has been extremely skillful, and the appearance of the volume is excellent.
Besides offering later deadlines, remote entry of classified ads eliminated loss of camera-ready copy, ads run in the wrong place and high courier costs.
The chapter on "Type and Production" provides a pragmatic overview of the design, printing, and binding processes of camera-ready copy, including information about type size typeface, leading, letterspacing, wordspacing, copyfitting, offset lithography, and color printing.
This contract shall be for use by the OGS Central Printing and Copy Center and will be for the reproduction of books by offset lithography from camera-ready copy, negatives or disks/electronic files.
Andrew Rothwell, who is also particularly thanked for helping generate the camera-ready copy for this pleasingly presented book, examines connections between early Surrealism and the Left.
These two volumes are handsomely prepared camera-ready copy by Between the Lines, Ltd., Jerusalem, containing a very legible Orientalist (Semitological) transcription plus elegant and very readable, albeit small, Hebrew and Arabic scripts.
At two locations it runs a total of seven Autologic APS 5 phototypesetters 24 hours a day in order to supply camera-ready copy to the 1,500 customers who still receive it that way.