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Started by Dave Hughes, October 07, 2022, 11:44:58 PM

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Dave Hughes

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First introduced in the 1960s the Diatype was a very basic photo-typesetting machine.

I remember being taught about similar machines in technical college in the 1970s.

Their slow speed of operation would only really be suitable for production in a jobbing shop.

This video, shot at the printing museum Pavillon-Presse in Weimar, Germany explains how this device works.

Does anyone remember using this or a similar machine?
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