from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A typesetting device that produces very high-resolution output directly from a computer file, as for camera-ready copy.

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  • n. A high-resolution typesetting device that takes its input from a computer file.


image +‎ setter (Wiktionary)


  • EskoArtwork Gigasetter film imagesetter at United Engravers eliminates older, time-consuming preparation practices involved with large-format film.


  • Then Tami sends the job to the SelectSet imagesetter.

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  • Unlike many competitive products, GMG DotProof and GMG FlexoProof produce genuine, absolutely color-accurate halftone proofs by directly processing 1-bit imagesetter data, so that they can be inexpensively proofed on inkjet printers, and errors detected at an early stage.

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  • Mb, averaging around 6 Mb. These images are designed for use in page size layouts or larger and are suitable to be output to imagesetter for the highest quality reproduction.

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  • World Views Bitmap CoolMaps features JPEG RGB images of 16.9 Mb original file size - a images are sized at 2953 x 2002 pixels and are designed with sufficient quality to support imagesetter page size output at 300 dpi resolution.

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  • Not IME; where I work we have a collection of Adobe Type 1 fonts that came with a Linotronic imagesetter ca. 1993, some date-stamped as early as 1990 IIRC.

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  • They all they need to do is open the document in InDesign run another preflight and send it off to the imagesetter (or printer).

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