Finito di stampare

English translation: Printed [etc.]

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Italian term or phrase:Finito di stampare
English translation:Printed [etc.]
Entered by: Tom in London

15:39 Mar 23, 2009
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Printing & Publishing
Italian term or phrase: Finito di stampare
I know this is a very common phrase found at the end of a book. I know the dictionary defines the term as "colophon," but I don't find that word at the back of any of my books in English. I'm sure this answer will be a breeze for anyone who's worked in the field.

Total phrase is as follows:

Finito di stampare nel mese di xxxxx 200X

da XXXX s.p.a. – XXX (TN)
Margaret Scott
United States
Local time: 15:40
Printed [etc.]
Explanation:
All of my English-language books contain that statement

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Note added at 6 mins (2009-03-23 15:45:52 GMT)
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at the front, not the back (as in Italian books)
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Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:40
Grading comment
Thanks, I was pretty sure that was the answer, but it's always nice to have confirmation from experts such as yourselves.
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Summary of answers provided
5 +5Printed [etc.]
Tom in London
Summary of reference entries provided
FYI
Ivana UK

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Printed [etc.]


Explanation:
All of my English-language books contain that statement

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Note added at 6 mins (2009-03-23 15:45:52 GMT)
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at the front, not the back (as in Italian books)

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 28
Grading comment
Thanks, I was pretty sure that was the answer, but it's always nice to have confirmation from experts such as yourselves.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Yes, I agree. My books all say "printed, etc." I was just confused by the dictionary use of the word "colophon." Just got thrown by that word, which I don't know.


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agree  AeC2009: I only checke my American ones..., I'll have a better look later...
3 mins
  -> I just double-checked in my copy of George Steiner's "After Babel".

agree  virginia1: Excellent book BTT! I have it too :)
17 mins
  -> yes - his analysis of Shakespeare, for instance...wonderful

agree  Oliver Lawrence
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agree  Rossella Mainardis
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52 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Reference: FYI

Reference information:
A colophon, in publishing can refer to:

* A brief description usually located at the end of a book, describing production notes relevant to the edition
* A printer's mark or logotype

Production notes

In most cases it is a description of the text typography, often entitled A note about the type. This will identify the names of the primary typefaces used, provide a brief description of the type's history, and a brief statement about its most identifiable physical characteristics. A colophon may also identify the book's designer, software used, printing method if letterpress, the printing company, and the kind of ink, paper and its cotton content. Detailed colophons are a characteristic feature of limited edition and private press printing. Books publishers Alfred A. Knopf and O'Reilly Media are notable for their substantial colophons.

If a book has a colophon, it may appear either on the same page as the copyright information, or at the back of the volume. In early printed books the colophon follows the explicit, the final words of the text.

[edit] Printer's mark

A less frequent use of the term is for a printer's mark or logotype. This originated in Renaissance printing shops, where a title page would feature the printer's mark (colophon) near the bottom of the page, usually above the printer's name and city.

[edit] Web use

Some Web pages also have colophons, which frequently contain (X)HTML, CSS, or usability standards compliance information and links to Web site validation tests.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colophon_(publishing)#Printer.2...

Ivana UK
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ItalianItalian

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