Proof Press

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Proof Press

 

a printing machine for obtaining control copies to check the content and quality of composed matter. A proof press may be used to print small jobs. In letterpress printing a proof press is used for preparatory operations independently from a rotary press, making it possible to significantly reduce unproductive expenditure of machine time.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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