Copy is a broad term for any material intended for reproduction. It is
artwork and/or text that is ready for the print shop in the form of proofs,
drawings, photographs, and so forth. The three basic forms of copy material
are line, continuous tone, and combination.
Line copy is material that has no graduations in tone; that is, artwork
composed of black lines, dots, or solid areas. Text, preprinted shading
sheets, and black line illustrations made with pen and/or brush and ink are
examples of line drawings.
Figure 1-4 shows an example of a line drawing.
Figure 1-4.A line drawing.
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