n. A printing process that generated columns of type on a scroll of photographic paper, using a phototypesetter
Phototypesetting is a method of setting type, rendered obsolete with the popularity of the personal computer and desktop publishing software, that uses a photographic process to generate columns of type on a scroll of photographic paper. Typesetters use a machine called a phototypesetter, which quickly project light through a film negative image of an individual character in a font, through a lens that magnifies or reduces the size of the character onto photographic paper, which collect on a spool in a light-tight canister. The photographic paper or film is then fed into a processor, a machine that pulls the paper or film strip through two or three baths of chemicals, where it emerges ready for paste-up or film make-up.
Usage examples of "phototypesetting".
Tiger Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 The Author asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work ISBN 649035 2 Map by Ken Lewis Set in Postscript Monotype Baskerville by Rowland Phototypesetting Ltd, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Printed and bound in Great Britain by Caledonian International Book Manufacturing Ltd, Glasgow All rights reserved.
ISBN 0-OO-2233I8-5 Photoset in Linotron Plantin by Rowland Phototypesetting Ltd Bury St.
ISBN 0 330 31750 4 Photoset by Rowland Phototypesetting Limited Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Printed and bound in Great Britain by Clays Ltd, St Ives pic This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold.
BY JAN NEEDLE A Fine Boy for Killing The Wicked Trade The Wicked Trade HarperCollmsPuhlishers 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London W6 8JB Published by HarperCollinsPaterf,m 1998 135798642 The Author asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library ISBN: 0-6244- 00 225719 X Set in Linotron Janson with Castellar display by Rowland Phototypesetting Ltd Bury St.