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prepress

[pree-pres] /ˈpriˈprɛs/
adjective, Printing.
1.
of or pertaining to all operations other than the preparation of the press that are required in preparing a job for printing.
2.
(of a proof) pulled from a finished plate prior to or in lieu of a press proof.
Origin
pre- + press1
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  • Kodak's products also include prepress equipment and consumables and imaging sensors.
  • Desktop publishing is quickly replacing the prepress work done by compositors, typesetters, and page layout workers.
  • Design work layout to reduce the distances for hand-carrying film and plates around the prepress area.
  • Other production occupations found mainly in newspaper printing plants are prepress technicians and printing machine operators.
  • prepress staff no longer use film, but print directly on the metal plate.

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