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proofer (plural proofers)
- A chamber used in baking that encourages fermentation of dough by yeast through warm temperatures and controlled humidity.
- One who proofs.
1913, Louis Fader, “The Cost of Production and its Relation to Salesmanship and Profit”, Process: the photomechanics of printed illustration, volume 20, number 237, page 238:
- There was a time when the half-tone photographer received considerable more in wages than did the proofer.
- A printer used to make proofing copies that look like how it will come out of the press.
2003, Mei-Chun Lo, Yui-Liang Chen, Pei-Li Sun, and Ya-Hui Chiang., “The Color Rendering Between a Color Proofer and Printing Press”, Proceedings AIC 2003 Bangkok: Color Communication and Management, page 181:
- In graphic arts industry, in order to utilize color effectively, often a proofer is employed to simulate the reproductions of a press that is used to produce high-quality printed matters for clients.