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24th Aug 2015

Old type body sizes

Before the point system was invented, typefaces of particular sizes were given names that were derived from the jobs they were most frequently used on.

17th Aug 2015

The Koenig and Bauer steam press

We live in a high-tempo world, which demands information in volume and delivered at speed.

17th Aug 2015

Tying up a job

Tying up a page of metal type was no simple operation for the compositor. It required precision, care and lots of practice.

11th Aug 2013

Collotype

Collotype was based on a French discovery in 1855, and was in full commercial use by the 1870s.

4th Aug 2013

Clichés-verre

In 1850, the French painter Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot pioneered a technique known as Clichés-verre.

28th Jul 2013

The H.P.K. Autoscan

The H.P.K. Autoscan was developed in 1955 and manufactured by Hunter-Penrose Ltd.

21st Jul 2013

Cornerstone Mixed Forme Base

Hawthorn Baker Ltd launched the new Cornerstone Mixed Forme Base in April 1956.

14th Jul 2013

Polygraph Presses

The Autophoenix Model ZB two-rev and the Victoria BR II SW were marketed by Polygraph-Export in 1956

7th Jul 2013

The ‘Rocor’

The Rocor round cornering machine

30th Jun 2013

Old type body sizes

Before the point system was invented, typefaces of particular sizes were given names

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