Re: Linotypesetting.com leaps closer to completion
That "balance in your [Michael's] discussion of polymer [photopolymer]
and metal" is no balance at all. While I applaud Michael's efforts
here, his prejudices are clearly showing (and need not be). I'm quite
sure Benton (ATF) had not many complementary things to say about
linecasting, and, would certainly not have had about digital type, and
likely rightly so.
The main problem with slugcasting is that, typographically speaking,
the weakness is in the matrix, or to some degree, its spatial setting,
among other things. The same could be said for photopolymer with the
exception that there is choice and the potential for user modification
of digital type (whether or not that is undertaken is another thing
altogether). Each step of production taken from the manufacturer and
given up to the user is less assured. That was the main concern of the
foundries of yore. And it was a valid point. Just because linecasting
is metal does not put it in the same camp as foundry type.
Hi Michael :)
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "amy borezo" <aborezo@...> wrote:
> Beautiful job on the site with the added specimen pages. I really
> copy for "why linotypesetting?"--Beach Boys and all. You strike a great
> balance in your discussion of polymer and metal.
> You seem to be targeting experienced printers. You might consider
> even more basic information on linotypesetting for newer printers.
> a picture of a slug? Newbies may not have any idea what a slug is or
> exactly happens in the linotypesetting process and might be too
> to buy. And some may have a good deal of disposable income.
> Only a small suggestion. Very inspiring.
> amy b.
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