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The relationship between author and printer is often vexed, but more often apathetic. The average author knows little about the printing process and is simply motivated by their desire to see their text reproduced: it is not the printing but the getting into print that matters.
Cast coated paper first became available in the UK in about 1956
The ‘Jobber’ was a letterpress double crown stop-cylinder machine made by Dawson, Payne & Elliott
Kimono screen inks were a new development for screen-printing by Fishburn Printing Inks
The HRT register and layout table was manufactured in 1956 by the HRT Company and marketed by Chas. H Budd
In 1956, fine-etchers and colour re-touchers welcomed the ‘Kodaslide’ table projector for 2 x 2 colour inch slides
The summer examination period is a stressful time not just for the students who sit the papers but also for those who print them. Producing exam material is not every printer’s dream job: the work demands 100% accuracy, total flexibility and absolute traceability; work is seasonal, lead times are short and security is high; make a mistake and Parliament asks questions, miss a deadline and the education system is compromised.
Pochoir is French for ‘stencil’. It is a term applied to hand coloured prints made with stencils to mask out areas where colour is not required.
Collotype was based on a French discovery in 1855, and was in full commercial use by the 1870s
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