phototypesetting

[foh-toh-tahyp-set-ing]
noun
Printing. photocomposition.

Origin:
1930–35; photo- + typesetting

phototypesetter, noun
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phototypesetting (ˌfəʊtəʊˈtaɪpˌsɛtɪŋ)
 
n
printing another word for photocomposition

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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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It used halftone gradients as an integral part of the design, making full use of the new phototypesetting technology.
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