Many thanks to Graeme How, from New Zealand for sending in this illustrated article.
Machinery In The Modern Printing Plant of the ‘Northland Age’ –
TOP left: The Klischograph Photo Engraving Machine. This machine played a big
part in the engraving of blocks for this magazine.… Read the rest
Long-time Metal Type contributor Graeme How, from New Zealand, has found a great way of displaying his old letterpress memorabilia.
Says Graeme: “I have a typecase with type and also some printing blocks, Intertype border slides and mats which I rescued when The Wairoa Star changed to offset in 1977.… Read the rest
A regular contributor to Metal Type, Graeme How, got in touch to tell me about his local newspaper, The Wairoa Star, celebrating its centenary.
We have four pages of articles about the Wairoa Star sent in by Graeme, check the “Related Pages” menu to see the others.… Read the rest
The Press Gang team that work as volunteers in the print shop in The Settler Building at Taranaki Pioneer Museum in Stratford NZ had a great win over Queen’s Birthday week-end 2019 with the first composed line being cast on their recently-acquired Model C Nebitype line casting machine (Serial No.… Read the rest
William Amer sent in this video of his letterpress print shop, that was selected for the Sydney Film Festival, 2015.
Says William: “My claim to fame is that since 2009, there is finally a printer in the heritage village of Rockley, mid west NSW.… Read the rest
Many thanks to George Finn for sending in this video from the Sydney Morning Herald.
Says George: “The video was extracted from a video tape I was given when I retired in 1989. It was used to give visitors an overview of newspaper production prior to taking a tour of the plant.… Read the rest
Terry Foster, a long time contributor to Metal Type, describes the uphill struggle he faces trying to get public backing for preserving letterpress machinery in New Zealand.
While the recent increase in public interest in letterpress printing is welcome, it would seem to be centered around the “craft and artisan” areas, not so much larger, more industrial equipment.… Read the rest
Many thanks to long-time Metal Type contributor Graeme How for sending in this article.
Said Graeme: “Our local Member of Parliament Parekura Horomia died this week at the age of 62. He started his working life as a linotype operator at the Gisborne Hearld.… Read the rest
Thanks to Les Smith for sending in this story. Says Les: “Another story from a typesetting company in Sydney, Australia.”
THE TIME had come to replace the Royal in the basement.
After many years faithful service producing repros (and running foreign orders) a new press was ordered.… Read the rest
Metal Type stalwart Graeme How sent in this article from the Wairoa Star, New Zealand.
We have four pages of articles about the Wairoa Star sent in by Graeme, check the “Related Pages” menu to see the others.
IT was the price of potatoes 33 years ago that began a local man’s association with the Wairoa Star – and a pile of lead which ended it.… Read the rest