Definition of photosetting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊtəʊsɛtɪŋ/


Another term for filmsetting.
Example sentences
  • Photosetting has much more economical methods of typeface production than metal setting.
  • The newspaper industry's hot metal dinosaurs - the Linotype, Intertype and Ludlow typecasting machines - were eliminated by photosetting, a short-lived intermediate trend that was, in its turn, crushed in the stampede toward our high-tech digital PostScript era.



Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊtəʊsɛt/
verb (past and past participle photoset)
Example sentences
  • The text was photoset and printed by offset lithography.
  • The book is photoset from the original papers and there is a variety of type styles, some of which have. reproduced better than others.

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