Definition of makeready in English:

makeready

noun

  • 1Preparation and adjustment of a press for printing.

    1. 1.1 (in letterpress printing) final adjustment of the pressure exerted on all parts of a forme, using overlays and underlays in different areas as required.
      • ‘This could result in a great increase in production time because less makeready time is needed.’
      • ‘User-friendly V - 30 controls deliver all the advanced features necessary to keep productivity high and makeready waste low.’
      • ‘Cutting makeready time by up to 20% enables ADAST users to produce print jobs faster and more profitably.’
      • ‘In the preferred embodiment, the marks 22 are pre-printed on the makeready tape 10.’
      • ‘If the job is to be printed digitally, the only way to accommodate these situations is to scan the hard copies to electronic files and perform makeready on the job.’

Pronunciation

makeready

/ˈmākˌredē/