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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.

Photostat

 

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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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.
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.
Danwood - based in Trade Street, Cardiff - reported its first profitable year following the acquisition of two Welsh companies, Algebra of Cardiff and Photostatic of Bridgend in 2009.