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La linotype en action

Ralf Herrmann

A video from the French “Musée de l'imprimerie et de la communication graphique” presenting how lines of type are cast with a Linotype typesetting machine. 

Edited by Ralf Herrmann

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Abraham Lee


As an engineer, I understand how complex the machinery for this is. On-the-fly typecasting... What a marvel! Thank you for sharing this, @Ralf Herrmann! Sure helps you appreciate what they used to go through to get ink on paper from these matrices when all we have to do now is transmit a few electrons and out comes a perfectly printed page.

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