Vocabulary: May 6

6 May


Matrix: (1) An arrangement of typesetting characters in a case or font grid. (2) In hot-metal typesetting, the molds from which relief metal type characters are formed by pouring or pressing hot metal. (3) In flexographic platemaking, the mold cast from a metal engraving into thermosetting materials from which a rubber flexo plate is shaped.

Mount: (1) To secure the page elements to a layout board. (2) To fasten the plate or blanket to an offset press. (3) The wood or metal base on which a letterpress printing plate is permanently fastened for use on a press.


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