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(fō`təstăt'), reproduction of any printed or simple black-and-white material, such as drawings or manuscripts, made by the Photostat, a photographic camera. While slower and more expensive than xerographyxerography
, also called electrophotography, method of dry photocopying in which the image is transferred by using the attractive forces of electric charges. A beam of light, usually from a laser, is made to strike the original material, e.g., a white page with black lettering.
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, the process is still used where a high degree of resolution is desired, as in publishing.
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a device used to make photographic copies of two-dimensional originals—blueprints, drawings, and similar documents; it consists of a camera, lighting fixtures, and attachments for holding the original. A Photostat is capable of producing enlarged, reduced, or identical copies on roll photographic paper (ordinary or reversal). Photostats are usually produced in unit with devices for the automatic chemical processing of the photocopies.

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If any business, institution, member of a profession or calling, or any department or agency of government, in the regular course of business or activity has kept or recorded any memorandum, writing, entry, print, representation or combination thereof, of any act, transaction, occurrence or event, and in the regular course of business has caused any or all of the same to be recorded, copied, or reproduced by any photographic, photostatic, microfilm, micro-card, miniature photographic, or other process which accurately reproduces or forms a durable medium for so reproducing the original, the original may be destroyed in the regular course of business unless held in a custodial or fiduciary capacity or unless its preservation is required by law.
Part of the Danwood Group, Danwood Wales was formed in 2009 through the acquisitions of Cardiff-based Algebra and Bridgend-based Photostatic.
(12.) In the age of digital documents, one has to think back even before the advent of the photocopier and recognize that while Terry worked, actual reproduction of documents was possible only with the Photostatic copier.
(American composers and musicologists referred to these as "ozalid proofs"; Bartok usually called these scores "Lichtpausen," borrowing the term used by his Viennese publisher for photostatic reproductions.) Many of the works from his later years--the Fifth String Quartet, for example, and the Sonata for Solo Violin--first found their way to performers in such "facsimile" form.
Furthermore, the National Library could not even afford the P25,000 demanded by the seller for the right to make photostatic reproductions of the collection.
The launch of the new Print Ecology brand follows the formation of Danwood Wales in 2009 as a result of its acquisition of Cardiffbased Algebra and Photostatic of Bridgend in 2009.
Parts for the Beyer quintet, which are also available only upon request, were unavailable for review, although Harrassowitz does offer photostatic copies for sale.
The acquisition follows the formation of Danwood Wales in 2009 as a result of its acquisition of Cardiff-based Algebra and Photostatic of Bridgend in 2009.
Part of the Danwood Group, Danwood Wales was formed in 2009 through the acquisitions of Algebra of Cardiff and Photostatic of Bridgend that collectively had over 38 years experience in the print industry.