Composing Techniques

Type cases in the workshop

Hand Composition

Types of the font Imperator
Type cabinets and their type cases were the basic elements of a hand composing room. Today these types are used...

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Machine Composition

Detail einer Zeilensetz- und Gießmaschinen Linotype

The development of a working composing machine was among the most difficult problems...

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Phototypesetting

Detail einer Diatype

Phototypesetting is defined as the manual and automatic production of typesetting by photographic means. The final good is a film or photographic paper...

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Desktop publishing (DTP)

Detail einer Zeilensetz- und Gießmaschinen Linotype

The well-known Desktop publishing was introduced in 1985 by Apple, Adobe, Linotype and Aldus...

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