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camera ready

(publication)
A final edition of a document or graphic (e.g. a newspaper advertisement or a technical paper for a journal) that is of suitable quality for mass reproduction by making printing plates from the negatives by photoengraving.

camera ready

Printed material that serves as original artwork for commercial printing. Camera-ready material is photographed, and the films are made into plates for the printing presses. Camera ready implies high-resolution text and graphics. Camera-ready publishing has all but given way to digital methods, in which text and images are created in the computer, edited in the computer and remain in digital form at all times. See desktop publishing, screen resolution and high-resolution.
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He bought his airline tickets and had his camera ready to capture the fond reunion.
Contestants must arrive at open call with photos taken within the last 3 months, positive ID, and be camera ready.
XANTE's product line consists of high resolution color and monochrome laser printers, computer-to-plate and computer-to-film systems, and camera ready output proofing devices.
XANTE's product line consists of high resolution laser printers, computer-to-plate and computer-to-film systems, and camera ready output proofing devices.