# Cast-up

To calculate the number of types in a sheet, and then value for work done at so much per 1000 letters. The following is the method of proceeding:—

Measure the length of the page, including folio and bottom white-line, with em quadrats, and the breadth with en quadrats of the fount in which the matter is set; multiply them together, and the product will be the number of letters in a page. This, multiplied by the number of pages in a sheet will give the total number of letters contained in it, and the thousands multiplied by the price per 1000 will give the total value of the sheet or half-sheet to the compositor, who is paid for work done.

In casting-up it is usual if the number of types over a thousand amount to less than 500 to strike them off; and if they amount to 500 or more to reckon them as a thousand.

# Cast-up

A calculation of the number of types in a page, forme, or sheet, and a valuation for work done at so much per thousand letters. The following is the method of proceeding:—

Measure the length of the page, including folio and bottom white-line, with em quadrats, and the breadth with en quadrats of the fount in which the matter is set; multiply them together, and the product will be the number of letters in a page. This, multiplied by the number of pages in a sheet will give the total number of letters contained in it, and the thousands multiplied by the price per thousand will give the total value of the sheet or half-sheet to the Compositor, who is paid for work done.

In casting-up it is usual if the number of types over a thousand amount to less than five hundred to strike them off; and if they amount to five hundred or more to reckon them as a thousand.

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