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General term for the practice of reproducing relatively flat originals, most often documents, in a machine employing a light-sensitive process and usually at a one-to-one scale. In the early and mid-20th century, used regarding various specific processes; since the mid-20th century, most often used regarding xerography.

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12yrs ago

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PM 15-1993


Author: Swan, Conrad

PM 212-2003


Publisher: Printing News

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