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Make Up Arranger

Arrange and group galley setups of types, cuts, and headings in chases.

What does a Make Up Arranger do?

Arranges, groups, and locks galley setups of type, cuts, and headings in chases, according to dummy makeup sheet, for direct printing, reproduction proofs, or fabrication of stereotype and electrotype plates: Positions chase on imposing stone and transfers type and cuts from galley to chase, arranging type forms and units as specified on makeup sheet. Inserts lead or wooden strips between forms and units to maintain spacing during printing. Places quoins between type matter and chase frame and turns quoin key or setscrews in chase frame to lock type in place. May refile type in storage cabinets or dump type in remelt box subsequent to printing. May cut wood or lead strips to size to fabricate spacing inserts, using power saw.