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Backing metal.

A metal used for the backs of electrotype plates to bring the thickness np to the standard pica, or type-high if required—the electro itself being a mere “shell.”

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Entry taken from Printers' Vocabulary, by Charles Thomas Jacobi, 1888.

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Back mark.
Back of a type.
Back pages.
Back stay.
Backing metal.
Backside of the forme.
Bad colour.
Bad copy.
Bad lay.