Linotype love on Film

“Linotype: The Film” Official Trailer from Linotype: The Film on Vimeo.

 

The Linotype pushed printing to a new frontier in the late 19th century, by creating a “slug,” or a metal line of type, at a time, in contrast to the previous methods of setting one letter at a time. By the 1960s, newer technology made the Linotype a thing of the past. But its fascinating complexity and the tangible delivery of its mechanisms continue to captivate print aficionados today. Here is a film about it.

Want more on the Linotype? See its History and Anatomy on Wikipedia 

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