The paper, composition, and presswork of the book are very poor.
A few pointers in regard to presswork may be helpful to the beginner.
Presswork is compounded because it has a special and specific meaning.
Here the four worked from early morning until nearly midnight, cutting out new sets of type and preparing them for the presswork.
Stansby's presswork was uniformly good, and in this respect alone he may be ranked among the best printers of his time.
Do not buy cheap editions of fiction; the paper, presswork, and binding is poor, and is simply a waste of money.
Even when the printers had learnt how to print two folio pages at the same time the presswork remained very laborious.
They needed good paper and careful presswork, and all over Europe paper and presswork were rapidly deteriorating.
He felt however that it would be impossible for him to resume his presswork in Strasburg.
It assumed a subscription by each recipient to cover the cost of the extra stock and presswork.