How mechanical typesetting works.
Fascinating how-to film about what looks to be a primitive and obsolete way to set and mold type. This machine that they used automatically selects the type, spaces, prepares the mold and puts the letters back to be used again!
The machine is explained, step by step, and doesnt really get too complicated so that we can understand what happens.
Another thing about this, is that was an Italian training film, its been dubbed into English. So, in short, you get to see a 1960s Italian Industrial film!
These two films won't be too interesting if you're not into print and or machines, but for those who are curious about how books, magazines and newspapers were made before desktop publishing, these films will show how a linotype typesetter works.
Sure its over a half hour long, but sure is entertaining. Grab yourself some goodies and settle down to watch - enjoy!
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