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
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A nice, clean 17-page document with a couple of illustrations in PDF format (464KB).… Read the rest
Many thanks to Mike Topper for sending in these pictures he took at the Christophe Plantin Museum in Antwerp.
Superb 1957 photograph of the Heidelberg “windmill” press production line in Germany.
A rather cynical commentator has said: “And each worker adding a single impossible-to-remove taper-pinned part.” Sounds like the comment is a result of bitter experience!
Thanks to Teo Pelho, from Finland, for sending in these pictures, taken at the Deutsches Museum, Munich and the Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany.
I have very little information about the pictures, so if you think you can “flesh out” any of the captions, please post your suggestions here.… Read the rest
Some of you may remember an article that appeared on Metal Type last year called David Evans, A New Era, 2011. It took a look at David Evans’ move from Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK to new premises in Mytholmroyd, four miles up the road.… Read the rest
Thanks to Don Mountain for sending in this material that documents the completion and delivery of the 200,000th Heidelberg press in 1968/69.
This article was published in “Seclarion” the newsletter of Seligson & Clare (Aust) Pty Ltd, the Australian Agents for Heidelberg at that time.… Read the rest
Many thanks to Flickr user Robert Clerebaut for allowing these photographs of his father’s print shop in Brussels, Belgium, to be used on Metal Type
Robert said: “My father started as a typesetter in 1928. He opened his print shop in Brussels in 1937.… Read the rest
Many thanks to Flickr user Gridula for allowing these photographs that he took at the John Jarrold Printing Museum, in Norwich, Norfolk, UK to be used on Metal Type.
Says Gridula: “An absolutely stunning example of a smaller Soldan Lightning Proof Press.… Read the rest
I recently paid a visit to the Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life, where they have recreated what they thought a small rural printing office would have looked like in the late 19th Century.
I found the imprint on this one quite interesting.… Read the rest