Artwork and/or copy prepared for custom match books. CRC, as it is sometime written, can also be an artist's rendering or a photograph.
A term referring to copy/art that is ready to be photographed.
In photo offset reproduction, copy suitable to be photographed.
Laser printed A4 pages supplied direct by the author can be used to print the final book. The process involves "photographing" the pages, and reducing the size by 30% to fit on a standard book page. OUP can supply authors with templates for creating CRC manuscripts. The main advantage with CRC is that it can significantly shorten the time to publication, although there are no opportunities for making last minute changes.
Mechanicals, photographs and art fully prepared for printing as per the specifications of the printer. These need no work by the printer and are ready to go to press.
the text of a title supplied to a printer ready for reproduction and printing, universally abbreviated to CRC.