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photomechanical

[¦fōd·ō·mi′kan·ə·kəl]
(graphic arts)
Pertaining to any platemaking process in which photographic negatives and positives are exposed onto plates or cylinders that have been coated with photosensitive substances.
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1 (This three-volume serial was photomechanically reproduced from the Yuan thirty printings); Riben cang Yuankan ben gujin zaju sanshi zhong (The Thirty Old and Recent Za)u Plays in Yuan Printings Treasured in Japan), 3 vols.
So I selected various sheets from different periods and countries, had them photomechanically reproduced, and proceeded to play the industrious child, cutting and coloring and gluing to make the models.
The illustrations for the two Grace Campbell novels were based on original wood engravings, "transferred photomechanically to more durable printing blocks."(37)
The editor has taken the trouble to append a three-page list of corrigenda (the articles, as is normal in the Glasenapp series, are photomechanically reproduced in their original form), and has provided indices of words discussed, texts cited, and a register of names.
Often people suspect that the paintings are rendered photomechanically, which is only rarely the case.
And although her poem enthusiastically tropes the camera lens and the photomechanically produced image, both still and moving, as templates for the poetic image, it also utilizes these "hypericons"(5) to destabilize the documentary gaze and, by extension, any allegedly socially neutral act of objective representation.
Each stamp was photomechanically reduced to actual size, and then affixed to an envelope.
Unique among publishers of American history materials is Arcadia Publishing's 'Postcard History' series which photomechanically reproduces postcards of local American communities and through them provides a kind of visual history of that village, town or city.