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|+||====== Card ======|
|+||When several bodies of letter are set in a page, [[c:compositor|compositors]] to [[j:justify-pull|justify]] that page to an exact length, put a card to some white line, or other break, and lengthen out the page the thickness of a card. [[p:pressman|Pressmen]] also use a card for an [[u:underlays|underlay]]. —// M//.\\ |
|+||Cards are rarely used now for these purposes; in[[m:make-up| making up]] pages, [[l:leads|leads]] and [[s:scaleboard|scaleboards]] are used, and, where great nicety is required, a careful compositor will cut slips of smooth even paper and use them where a lead or a scaleboard would be too much. At press, [[u:underlays|underlays]] are not used for types; and where an [[e:engravings-wood|engraving on wood]] is much too low, the pressman will underlay it with thick wrapper paper. In fact, cards are an article that neither [[c:composing|composing]] rooms nor press rooms are supplied with.|