1891 Typesetting Competition - Inland Printer
Started by Dave Hughes, April 25, 2023, 11:05:52 AM
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QuoteIntertype - The world's first photosetting machineSince the invention of the lithography - today's offset printing - work had been done to find a method for rate transfer to the offset printing. For over 150 years, people had made do with taking an impression of the lead set, and then making a negative film to produce images and text for the printing plate.It wasn't until 1948 that the first phototypesetter saw the light of day, created by the typesetter factory Intertype.Intertype had placed a negative film in the center of a matrix similar to those used for the lead casting machines. And instead of the pot with the liquid lead, they had installed a photo apparatus that could produce the letter in question by transillumination. The result was a film reel with the set sentences, which could then be used in the offset printing press.What you are now going to see is just such an Intertype photosetting machine.Enjoy.