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Antigua imprenta regresa a Palacio @3 Museos

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Linotype machines. In c.1880 New York City newspapers offered over half a million dollars in prizes to any inventor who could create a machine that would reduce the compositor's time by 25 to 30 percent. Mergenthaler's Linotype machine could do the work of seven or eight hand compositors!  The rapid development of the Linotype replaced thousands of highly skilled hand type-setters.

in 1880 New York newspapers had offered over half a million…

Linotype ... the way stories were cast into lead type when I first started in the business.

see the different type magazines above each other, the top one could be exchanged - the led bar hanging above the 'pot' - i can smell the lead again

30.5” Oswego guillotine paper cutter

30.5” Oswego guillotine paper cutter

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Official letterpressed poster for ‘Linotype: The Film’ by Doug Wilson, 2012

Dr Sydney Shep with an 1813 Stanhope Press, the oldest printing press in New Zealand and still in use

Dr Sydney Shep with an 1813 Stanhope Press, the oldest printing press in New Zealand and still in use

Linotype

Linotype: The Film is a documentary centered around the Linotype type casting machine.

The Signs of God's Existence - Documentary [Full Length] - YouTube

Allah, this is a very, very, very interesting documentary, Glory to allah the greatest and merciful / The Signs of God's Existence - Documentary [Full Length]

I miss running a Letterpress. If I wasn't working on a computer everyday. I would go back to running printing presses (with pantone inks and solvents!)

I miss running a Letterpress. If I wasn't working on a computer everyday. I would go back to running printing presses (with pantone inks and solvents!

hand press printing - Google Search

Handpress is the website of Richard-Gabriel Rummonds.

Letterpress Probably an early Chandler & Price. I had 3 of them at our company Oregon Printers, Inc. in the 90's.

Portland's Egg Press is part of the revival of the letterpress machine. The company prints cards and other stationary that can be found in more than stores.

R. Hoe Washington Serial No. 5703 by typesticker, via Flickr

R. Hoe Washington Serial No. 5703 by typesticker, via Flickr

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