Casting & Composing Type

And Printing From It

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The History of Printing

The history of printing is well covered elsewhere. This Notebook contains just a few random items.

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Printing Shop Practices

Including Roberts' & Saxe's Printers' Formulas (1987).

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Composition and Typography

The forgotten professions of editing and proofreading, together with lost art of typographical composition and design.

[SO FAR:] Proofreading.

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Setting Type by Hand

[Imposition and Stonework.] [Distribution.] This skips actual presswork (both galley proofs and the printing itself), for which see below.

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Composing and Casting Type

[Operating linecasters and stripcasters.] [Stonework with slugs.]

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Presswork

Both galley proofs and final printing. [NOT DONE]

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Binding and Finishing

[NOT DONE]

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