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    Discover how a pioneering company called The Monotype Corporation made the printed word far easier to produce by mechanising the process of casting and preparing metal type for printing.

    www.sciencemuseum.org.uk


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    There’s no discussion about the significance and impact of Monotype in the history of modern printing and movable type. An institution of astonishing importance without question. I am however worried that Monotype is becoming the Adobe of the typography industry. It’s even latent in the company name that they are on the verge of becoming a monopoly. It’s not healthy that one entity has this much power and influence over a single market in my opinion. Hats off for their merits of yesteryear, but I hope they are stopped before ruining the market for us all. 

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