1) to combine art elements (type, illustrations, lines, photographs, etc.) into a unified whole, using manual tools and wax/adhesives or using a computerized system to manipulate and combine the art elements into a whole page. 2) same as "mechanical" - the term for a camera-ready piece of artwork, including type, photos, line art, all attached to one sheet or matte board.
The composition of a page by assembling the disparate page elements, either manually or electronically, into a mechanical or other form of camera-ready copy.
Traditionally, the process of assembling mechanicals by pasting galleys and line art in place. In desktop publishing, traditional pasteup has largely been replaced by electronic page assembly.
To paste copy or artwork into an original.
The process of placing text and graphics in position on the mechanical.
Also called mechanicals. The assembling of all copy elements such as figures, tables, and text into a single unit that is ready to be copied by a camera.
The process of preparing mechanicals -- in traditional publishing, positioning and pasting type and graphics on a board (and overlays). In desktop publishing, page-assembly software enables the user to do electronic pasteup.
The process of pasting up. Also, alternate term for mechanical.
A camera-ready mechanical that includes all the necessary text and artwork.
The process of preparing a camera-ready mechanical for final reproduction.