Definition: Combination of pictures, printed text and other elements which are stuck onto a board ready for photo-mechanical reproduction of the page, usually by being photographed using a process camera on lithographic film. Burying the paste-up The fine art of sticking bits of paper and galleys of text (hmmm, do you remember the heavenly perfume of hot wax and glue??!!) is now nearly as extinct as the coelacanth (it pops from the depths now and then, just to remind us), as pages are almost always produced from the desk-top and sent directly to film, even direct to printing plate. The trouble with DTP (much as it has made life easier, cheaper, quicker, cleaner) is that is just it don't smell good, it doesn't smell at all.

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