On printing presses, all operations prior to running: mounting plates, adjusting the in-feed, setting the edge guide, putting ink in the fountain, adjusting the impression, setting up the die cutting, color matching, etc.
To mount and prepare artwork for shooting or reproduction.
A term, which encompasses all preparatory work, performed on a printing press before a printing run. This includes installation of plates or printing blankets, adding the desired colors of ink to the fountains, adjusting the grippers and feeder, making any necessary machine adjustments for size, etc. See also CLEAN-UP WASH UP