THE OLD SCHOOL PRESS
AT WORK

Casting from electronic copy

Harry McIntosh has adapted a Monotype composition caster to allow it to be driven directly from a PC. By replacing the conventional air-tower that reads a punched paper spool with computer-driven equipment, he can effectively cast directly from electronic copy. As a result, the text need not be rekeyed, with the consequent saving in time and errors.

In the picture, Harry is checking type as it emerges from the caster.

next view of typecasting

The image is copyright © Martyn Ould 2002.