adjective Printing.
of or pertaining to all operations other than the preparation of the press that are required in preparing a job for printing.
(of a proof) pulled from a finished plate prior to or in lieu of a press proof.

pre- + press1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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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.
Prepress staff no longer use film, but print directly on the metal plate.
Design work layout to reduce the distances for hand-carrying film and plates around the prepress area.
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