Phototypesetting: A Design Manual
was published in 1978 to address the introduction of a new typesetting
technology that challenged a generation of designers familiar with only
metal type technologies.
Terminology. The basic typographic terms are introduced in this section:
typeface, type style, font, letterspacing, wordspacing, linespacing, x-height,
etc. Also covered are points, picas, and the unit system.
Copyfitting. Because character-counting methods vary from one phototypesetting system to another, the reader is shown various ways of obtaining an accurate count. Also covered in this section are copy preparation and markup, using proofreaders marks, copyfitting tabular matter, writing to fit, and comping techniques.
Phototypesetting Systems. This section explains the basic components
of a phototypesetting machine and the various systems. By knowing what
each system can do and cannot do, the job can be matched to the equipment,
and the quality and cost controlled.
A thorough and exacting compendium which will prove invaluable
to anyone who needs to understand the basic vocabulary of modern photo
An excellent book for students and experienced typographers.
224 pages. 8 1/2 X 11 inches. Over 650 B/W illustrations. An appendix
covering the the Metric System, and Didot System as well as an extensive
glossary, bibliography, and index.