Glossary P - R
Photographic composition- High speed typesetting on a machine using a photographic process instead of casting characters in hot metal.
Pie- Composed type that has become disarranged, or a collection of miscellaneous type
Platen - The flat surface of a printing machine which presses a sheet of paper against the type.
Plates- Illustrations separately printed and inserted in a book when bound. OR. The master surfaces from which printing is done.
Printer's Pie- The term used when the type in a job falls over.
Process-engraving- Any of several photo-mechanical methods of producing relief blocks or plates for printing
Proof- a trial print
Reglet- a strip of oiled wood used for spacing between lines of hot metal type
Quoins- Wood wedges or metal expanding devices used to secure typographical elements in a chase.
Rack- Framework for holding cases of type.
Roller- a cylindrical instrument used to transfer ink from plate to the face of printing type either by hand or as part of a press
Rules, setting- Brass or steel strips, type high, with lug. Usually 3 points thick, and various lengths in em.