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Does anybody still do paste-ups?


Junior Member
I was wondering this? Are there any projects that you do that you've recently done a paste-up for?

Didn't they do paste-up for cut out computer prints back in the early 2000's and earlier? Before computer to plate?

I like the concept of controling every aspect by hand. Because essentially a computer is doing so much, that does not reflect actual effort ; tracking, kerning, spacing, layout etc... that was once done by hand.

Tom Sound

Active Member
You couldn't spend the time doing paste ups now and get paid for the time you spend. Before computers revolutionised layout work the deadlines were always longer too. You shouldn't feel your computer is in control though as you can still layout and kern manually, just with a mouse rather than a scalpel.