Spacing Material

Spacing Material

 

small rectangular bars, usually made of metal or plastic, used in typesetting to make the spaces between words, lines, and type pages. The bars are not as high as the type (20.3 mm high compared to 25.1 mm high). As a result, the ink is not applied to them, and a blank area remains at these places during printing. Several types of spacing material are distinguished according to size and purpose. Spaces and quads are used for interword spacing, leads and reglets for increasing the space between lines, and shoulder-high spaces for producing margins and large blank areas on the page.

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Formal adoption by the Type Founders' Association of the United States of a standard for the pica and height to paper (type height) in 1886 soon resulted in body sizes generally being cast on the point system to a uniform standard by American foundries, one consequence of which was that this difficulty in the printer's management of his spacing material was eliminated.
Barnhart Brothers and Spindler appears, from the evolution of material in their house journal, the Type-Founder, promoting their casting to point set, to have incorporated one-half-point copper and one-point brass thin spaces into their point-set system of spacing material sometime between 1902 and 1904.
For this reason, Polk and Polk strongly advised against the mixing of spacing material from Monotype composition with that to be used in hand-setting foundry type.
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Three samples of the nexttec lysates were placed on prepared nexttec clean columns with 7 mm of spacing material, and the other three nexttec lysates were placed on prepared nexttec clean columns with 14 mm of spacing material.
This mix hardens after the surface is washed and performs the role of a spacing material.
The transducer consists of two overlapping grids of electrode strips, separated by a dielectric spacing material of highly stable elasticity.
We used quads and spacing material at each end so that my beginners could more easily move the type around as we set and printed proofs of each line [Fig.