phototypesetting


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phototypesetting

[¦fōd·¦ō′tīp‚sed·iŋ]
(graphic arts)
A method of composing text matter by successively projecting the images of characters on light-sensitive film or on photographic paper.
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Although phototypesetting had been in development since the late nineteenth century, the first machine on the market appeared to be a bizarre modification of the hot-metal Linotype.
The printing business is intensely competitive because of the presence of many players, nevertheless, Tp has above average operating efficiency supported by presence in the phototypesetting business; Tp operates in the science, technology, and medical segments, which offer relatively high margins.
And, in 1967, they began the revolutionary process of going from "hot type" to "cold type," from using Linotype machines that cast hot-metal slugs to phototypesetting machines that composed type on film or photosensitized paper.
The most advanced method of typesetting uses electronic phototypesetting equipment (1978-79 edition, p.
Inevitably, a continuing drive for greater efficiency in the publishing world doomed the hot lead machine, supplanted by computerized phototypesetting gear.
By the mid-1950s, five other phototypesetting machines were vying for market share.
He's set type for the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Pittsburgh Press in his day, worked through the transition to phototypesetting and on to computers.
Since Lincoln's speech, patents seem to have encouraged many inventions which engender the "generation and flow of information": the telephone (Bell), phonograph (Edison), movie camera (Edison), Xerography (Carlson), radio (Armstrong and Marconi), Phototypesetting (Scheffer), and TV (Philo T.
Even phototypesetting, which became our industry standard in the 1960s and 1970s, still shares the Soviet workplace with hand-set metal type.
Overall, 65% of our respondents said they relied on a laser printer to produce the manual for their most popular title, while 31% used phototypesetting equipment and 4% used letter-quality printers.
You now hand the pieces to a typesetter for rekeying and redrawing, with final output to come from a high-resolution phototypesetting machine.
In addition, all phototypesetting is hooked to a Mac, and data is transferred to a Linotronic 300, which uses the PostScript language.