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height-to-paper

[hahyt-tuh-pey-per]
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noun Printing.
  1. the standard height of type, measured from the foot to the face, in the U.S. 0.918 of an inch (2.33 cm).

Origin of height-to-paper

First recorded in 1765–75
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Historical Examples

  • Height-to-paper—The length of a type from top to bottom, including feet and face.

    Type

    A. A. Stewart

  • The total length of a type, including feet and face, is its height-to-paper.

    Type

    A. A. Stewart


British Dictionary definitions for height-to-paper

height-to-paper

noun
  1. the overall height of printing plates and type, standardized as 0.9175 inch (Brit) and 0.9186 inch (US)
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