Thursday, October 22, 2015

Typesetting the Old Way...

By the time I worked at the Telegram & Gazette, the printing plates were made by photolithography -- though from 2000 to 2005 we transitioned from mostly cutting and pasting laser printed articles to form a page to be faxed to the printing plant (by very large and sophisticated fax machines) to more and more being pages laid out on the computer and sent directly.

Linotype -- I knew where the machines *had* been at the T&G:

And from before they had Linotype; in the 20th century this would've been used for small print orders like business cards and blank invoices:

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