Monday, April 12, 2010

Then and Now

Typesetter, 1947
When manual printing presses were the norm in newspaper offices and publishing houses, typesetters placed individual pieces of lead type into wooden frames to create the layout of each page. Typesetters still lay type on manual presses in high end printing shops that produce fine editions of books and broadsides.

photo from the Library of Congress

Typesetters, 2010
Steve Cole, volunteer and fine printer at Pyramid Atlantic.

Moira McCauley, Letterpress Associate at Pyramid Atlantic

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