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Typesetting in its simplest form involves laying out text and illustrations to a specified pattern and creating a finished document ready for printing. It has moved a long way from the traditional understanding of assembling letters and words to software based procedures in today’s computer dominated environment. Specialised typesetting skills continue to be the key for a well-designed and organised publication. Selection of correct fonts, styles, justification, paragraph, line, word and letter spacing are essential to the make an impressive publication. In addition, it is necessary to ensure that the illustrations meet specified criteria for printing and consistent with the style.

Our approach

Exeter Premedia’s typesetting and page composition services are based on XML-first workflow that preserves the integrity of the XML file throughout the various stages of the production cycle ensuring that the XML file is compliant to the publisher’s DTD at any stage, which means that the XML can be generated literally on demand.

Our services

We provide end-to-end page composition services to books and STM journals. Our page composition ranges from simple text pages to those containing complex mathematical equations; single column to multi-column and single coloured to multi-coloured presentation.

We are well versed in page composition software such as:

  • 3B2
  • InDesign
  • LaTeX
  • QuarkXpress
  • XSL-FO

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