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  • Spacing material | Definition and Translations

    Material to create spaces in letterpress printing. It is non-printing because its height is lower than the faces of the letters. Originally also called “lead”.


    Dutch: kastwit (letterwit)
    French: Blancs
    German: Ausschluss, Blindmaterial
    Italian: spazi
    Spanish: Espacios, material de blancos

    Related Term(s): Quads

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    Contributors: Manuel Sesma Gizzmo Juanjo Lopez Stéphane de Schrevel

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