THE OLD SCHOOL PRESS

The making of Harry Carter, Typographer

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Recycling with a vengeance

The printing of the new book starts with the remains of the last ... This is how scrap metal type gets back to Stan Lane at Gloucester Typesetting: galleys in the back of my car. Three trips were necessary to return the metal for Stanley Morison & 'John Fell', about seventy galleys of two pages each in all. The used type is smelted down and reappears as type for a new book.

 
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