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Started by John Cornelisse, October 31, 2014, 07:06:07 PM

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John Cornelisse

last 24-25 October there was a two day conference of the Association of European Printing Museum or AEPM in Mainz at the Gutenberg Museum.

There I did meet many people. Many of them have a Monotype supercaster or composition caster in the collection.

But many of them remain idle because the obvious complexity of these machines and the lack of experience with them.

I offered them to come to them, to restore their machines (if possible) and to instruct them to start casting with the machines.

The object is to built a group of dedicated monotype-users that are willing to share experience, knowledge, missing parts and all things needed to operate them.

At the moment there are already five or six places all over in Europe to be visited. Glasgow, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Sweden, (maybe France too) and of course three machines in Holland.

To accomplish this all in the coming year, I will need some planning.

Next year at the AEPM-conference in Italy I hope to present my experiences about this enterprise.

For anybody in this audience with an idle Monotype-caster that would like to participate in this project. Please let me know. A solution can sure be found.

John Cornelisse

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