May, 2014 Electronic Magazine – Glossary A to Z Tuesday, May 20 2014 

Camera Ready (hard copy) Manuscript (mssc or CRM): Basically “what you see is what you get”, printed on one side of the paper, it includes text, artwork, documents, and spaces for photos. Any blemishes, coffee stains, or copy machine “splatter” on the original will be on the final copy (finished books). Please note that all forms of reproduction from this manuscript will loose some clarity.

Check-in (pre-press): Procedure all manuscripts go through when they are received for printing (optional for companion program) – photo pages, pagination confirmed, margins spot checked – includes general inspection for any unforeseen factors that would affect cost or quality of book.

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March 2004, V3#3: Define Tuesday, Jan 27 2009 

Paste up (pre-press): A (usually physical) composite of more than one original item/artifact.  Our offices use a repositionable adhesive to place items onto an original in preparation for printing. Warning: Many print processes don’t reproduce well when “clear” cellophane (“scotch” tape) is used.

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For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at http://gregathcompany.com/gloss.html and
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November 2003, V2#11: Production Saturday, Jan 17 2009 

Digital/POD

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.

December 2002, V1#4: Define Friday, Jan 9 2009 

Check-in (pre-press): Procedure all manuscripts go through when they are received for printing (optional for companion program) – photo pages, pagination confirmed, margins spot checked – includes general inspection for any unforeseen factors that would affect cost or quality of book.