make-ready

[meyk-red-ee]
noun
1.
Printing. the process of preparing a form for printing by overlays or underlays to equalize the impression.
2.
the act or process of making something ready for use: a charge for make-ready on the new car.

Origin:
1820–30; noun use of verb phrase make ready

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make-ready
 
n
printing the process of preparing the forme and the cylinder or platen packing to achieve the correct impression all over the forme

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