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block printing

block printing  

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Printing with wooden blocks or xylography (Gk, ‘writing with wood’). 1. Asian2. Arabic3. Western1. Asian2. Arabic3. Western1. AsianXylography or woodblock printing was the dominant printing technique ...
compositors

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Workers employed, usually within printing offices, to set type. Compositors (‘comps’) were responsible also for distribution, and usually for making corrections following proofreading. They normally ...
emendation

emendation  

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A correction made to a text in the belief that the author's original wording has been wrongly altered, e.g. by scribal error, printer's misreading, or the intervention of censorship. Unlike an ...
erasure

erasure  

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The removal of a mark, word, or passage of text, usually from a manuscript. An erasure may be limited to expunging matter, or followed by rewriting; also, it may be ...
hand-stamped

hand-stamped  

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‘Hand-stamped’, or simply ‘stamped’, means that the mark, device, or text in question has been applied to the document not by writing, but by means of a stamp: i.e. by ...
overprinting

overprinting  

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A means of making an addition, correction, or cancel on a printed sheet by superimposing new matter with a separate pass through the press, or by hand stamping. Overprinting can ...
pasted slips

pasted slips  

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A method of correction that involves printing, hand stamping, or writing the corrected text on a sheet or piece of paper, cutting it to size, and pasting the slip over ...
printer's copy

printer's copy  

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The MS or printed text, sometimes with corrections, handed to the printer; because this exemplar—from which type was composed—was usually disbound to facilitate the work of the compositor(s), ...
relief printing

relief printing  

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[It. rilievo] A large class of printing processes, including the principal process used for printed book production in the West from c.1450 to the mid-20th century: typographic printing from movable ...
superscript

superscript  

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Derived from the Latin superscribere, the term ‘superscribe’ means literally to ‘write above’ or ‘write over’: i.e. the opposite of ‘subscribe’ (Compare subscribe). A superscription may be a name or ...
turned letter

turned letter  

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A piece of type that is upside down or reversed in typeset text; an error to be marked on proof for correction.

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