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If a Pressman takes too much ink with his balls, he beats fat. The black English faced letter is generally beaten fat. — M.
At the present day we understand by Fat Beating, that a pressman beating carefully, goes gradually two or three times over the form, so that every part of the surface of the type is touched six or seven times by the face of the balls; and is thus uniformly covered with a proper quantity of ink.