Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Printing and Journalism


No longer is the printing industry tied to the traditional concept of placing ink on paper; it is expanding to include electronic means for transmitting graphic information Sophisticated electronic systems and tape operations are ginning to replace older systems Computers are becoming increasingly significant in the areas of typesetting, presswork and estimating. The introduction of electronics in the graphic arts has brought about new systems such as facsimile transmission of finish pages of copy from city to city. Devices such as electronic etching and color separating equipment and electronic controls for highly mechanized bindery equipment are now being used. Electronic scanners now produce full-sized newspaper pages in 4½ minutes. Density scanners are now being used for quality control in presswork Electronic photocomposing machines, such as the Lexical-Graphic Composer Printing System which produces high-quality line and halftone printouts at speeds up to 1,000 characters per second are now commercially available. (See more in text.)

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Printing industry
Printing -- Study and teaching




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