The Eclectic Hand-Book of Printing; With Copious Quotations from Standard Works; Forming a Complete Guide to the Art of Printing

The Eclectic Hand-Book of Printing; With Copious Quotations from Standard Works; Forming a Complete Guide to the Art of Printing

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...be taken on the setting rule, put into the composing stick, driven out, or got in, and justified at once, and much better and sooner than by any other method.(Houghton.) IMPOSITION. In job-work this term is used to denote the operation of preparing a forme for the press by securing the type in a solid manner in the chase, so that it can be lifted from the imposing stone and placed on the press in such a state as to give an even impression. ' In book-work, in addition to the above, the term embraces the laying of the pages so as to read in progressive order when folded, allowing the proper margin between the front and back of the pages, so that when trimmed, each page will be in its proper position on the leaf' of the book, and the locking up, by means of side sticks, foot sticks and quoins, be square and true, that the pages may give an exact register when backed. (Ringwalt). The space at the writer's disposal will prevent an exhaustive display of all the various schemes of arranging pages of type, so that when printed on both sides of a sheet each page shall appear in its proper position when folded. The writer has much pleasure in referring those who wish to go thoroughly into technical book-work to Mr. Joseph Gould's "Letter-press Printer," published by J. Gould, Printer, South Street, Middlesborough, and Farrington & Co., 31, Fetter Lane, London, E.C. This book contains many examples of display work, and complete schemes of imposition from a single sheet of folio to a sheet of sixtyfours. The following simple expedient will aid the novice to ensure correct imposition of the few pages he would attempt as a beginner. Fold a sheet of paper to the size and number of pages of your intended book;...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236754549
  • 9781236754547