Any copy suitable for reproduction without using a screen; copy composed of line or dots as distinguished from copy composed of continuous tones. Lines or dots may be small and close together so as to simulate tones, but are still regarded as line copy if they can be faithfully reproduced without a screen.
Reproducible copy consisting of solid blacks and whites. In text, line copy consists of letters, numerals, punctuation marks, rules, borders, dots, or any other marks in black and white. Black line illustrations on white paper are also line copy.