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Started by Dave Hughes, June 10, 2022, 08:37:57 AM

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Dave Hughes

Back in the day, before computers, making a front page look like this took a fair degree of planning, and extra work.

Back in 1938 "wrong way Corrigan" must have been a big deal!

Do you remember any others? Or better still have a picture you can post on here.
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Bruce Anderton

It was easy enough to perform such tricks in the process department by putting a repro pull of the required typesetting in front of a process camera and then manipulating the result—for example I recall that if a heading was needed in a size larger than existed on the Ludlow ("Man lands on moon" for example) it was "blown up" by this means.

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