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phototypesetting

[foh-toh-tahyp-set-ing] /ˌfoʊ toʊˈtaɪpˌsɛt ɪŋ/
noun
1.
Printing. photocomposition.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; photo- + typesetting
Related forms
phototypesetter, noun
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  • It used halftone gradients as an integral part of the design, making full use of the new phototypesetting technology.
British Dictionary definitions for phototypesetting

phototypesetting

/ˌfəʊtəʊˈtaɪpˌsɛtɪŋ/
noun
1.
(printing) another word for photocomposition
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Encyclopedia Article for phototypesetting

method of assembling or setting type by photographing characters on film from which printing plates are made. The characters are developed as photographic positives on film or light-sensitive paper from a negative master containing all the characters; the film, carrying the completed text, is then used for making a plate for letterpress, gravure, or lithographic printing by a photomechanical process.

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