Linotype, was Re: [midatlanticretro] OT: Re: Analog Computers - General- Navy Computer- linotype
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Dave McGuire <Mcguire@...> wrote:
>I can't account for what is cheaper in those countries, I'm just repeating what I heard by the owner. He's not just selling whole machines but on going replacement parts and the metal ingots etc.
> > There's a shop here in Toronto that deals in them. They are for the
> > most part being exported to 3rd world countries. Hey, they still
> > work right?
> Seems a bit odd to me that they'd be using them in production, for
> anything other than "rustic" stuff (like my print-shop-running local
> friend) due to the expense of the whole end-to-end process, but I
> suppose it's always possible!
When you land that machine, if you ever need any parts that you can't find, try their website at www.donblack.ca
- On 12/15/2012 03:17 PM, Jeff Jonas wrote:
> I took calligraphy with Don Kunz my final year at The Cooper Union,Calligraphy is cool. I was interested in it years ago but never went
> so I considered typography an enemy or competition to the human touch
> of calligraphy (but I had no time for any courses from the <a
> href=http://lubalincenter.cooper.edu/>Lubalin typography center</a>).
> Sadly, my handwriting & calligraphy has deteriorated over the years,
> so I'm totally dependent on technology for word processing & web
anywhere with it, but I still love to see it.
> 2 of my AT&T co-workers were from Varityper, so they knew programmingNice. ;) I worked at a company about 23 years ago that did a lot of
> AND typesetting/typography. It was common to hear them complaining of
> the laser printer's awful fonts and ligature/kerning problems in
publishing work for large-scale directories and stuff like that. We did
our camera-ready output on a Varityper VT600. I loved that machine.
Its fonts weren't THAT bad...If you want bad fonts and awful-looking
output, look at the garbage generated by MS Word! I have bellybutton
lint that knows more about typography than those developers.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA