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Machine proofs

Proofs of a book taken from the actual printing press on which the book is to be printed.

A printing press is not like a photocopier; each printing job needs to be set up. This takes time, hence why producing machine proofs – printing one or more single copies directly off the printer – is an extremely expensive procedure rarely undertaken but perhaps necessary in the proofing of art books and other prestige publications. Because of this, the norm is to rely on ordinary printer’s proofs.

This definition is extracted (and expanded on) from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup.

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  1. March 1, 2010 at 7:13 am

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