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French TV Letterpress Museum Feature - video

Started by Dave Hughes, November 29, 2022, 10:12:31 AM

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This video from French TV shows a visit to a letterpress museum in Vervins.

Looks like a couple of nice Intertype C4s and a very old-looking press at the end.

The Google translation of the video's description seems to reveal a few glaring inaccuracies:

QuoteFor my live column from the regions of France, I took the Télématin cameras to Vervins in the last press that produces a lead newspaper: the Democrat of the Aisne. Lynotipie, rotary...: Dominique Pierru, the director of the publication, enlightened us on the manufacturing process with in particular the arrival at the end of the 1960s of the Linotype allowing a gain in productivity. Thanks to this new machine, it now took a day of linotype to produce a page.

Linotypes arriving in the late 1960s and a day of typesetting to produce a page!

Let's hope that the reporter isn't assigned to anything weighty, like international conflicts!
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