photocomposition

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photocomposition

[‚fōd·ō‚käm·pə′zish·ən]
(computer science)
Composition of type using electrophotographic techniques such as phototypesetters and laser printers.
(graphic arts)
Reproduction of type images by photographic means.

photocomposition

Laying out a printed page using electrophotographic machines, such as imagesetters and laser printers. See page makeup and pagination.
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The advent of photosetting - particularly systems that used just one "master" with unvaried spacing at different sizes or each character - made it necessary to allow compositors to adjust the spacing of different sizes to override the standard values at extreme sizes.
In metal type - and echoed in some photosetting systems - particularly troublesome pairs of letters were cast together on a single body, known as logotype.