January 2012 E-Zine (V11#12): Define Thursday, Dec 29 2011 

What’s It Mean? – Writer’s Lingo

Desktop publishing: The use of a personal computer to bring together text and other elements (photos, graphics, etc.) into a camera-ready manuscript without using other resources (typesetter, paste-up, etc.

*Desktop publishing (2): The use of a personal computer to produce multiple copies of a manuscript to be bound in some method as books.

Terms marked with an asterisk (*) are not generally used in our office.

For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at http://www.gregathcompany.com/gloss.html and

November 2003, V2#11: Production Saturday, Jan 17 2009 


Once the digital manuscript has cleared pre-press it is ready for production.  The file or files are sent to the digital machine directly from the front office computers.  The book block is printed out already collated.  Depending on the size of the book and publication quantity, the digital files may be printed out in smaller page sequences and hand collated in preparation for binding.  Additionally, special items such as 4-color, slick inserts and card dividers are added by hand as well – as required.