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By John Southward

The son of a Liverpool-based printer, John Southward (1840-1902) used to be a prolific author and editor of books at the topic. He edited the Printers' sign up from 1886 to 1890, and his glossy Printing: A instruction manual remained a regular paintings for apprentice printers and compositors good into the 20th century. This dictionary of phrases hired in printing workplaces used to be one in every of his prior works, first and foremost issued as a per 30 days serial in the Printers' check in. The ensuing excessive call for ended in the book of a moment variation in booklet structure in 1875. Painstakingly compiled, it covers the background and perform of typography, and provides references to different works the place extra details are available. Over a century later, the know-how and terminology of typesetting and printing have gone through huge, immense alterations, yet this ebook is still a desirable photo of the British printing within the mid-to-late 19th century.

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More difficulty is experienced in working enamelled cards than ivory or ordinary cards, on account of the tendency of the enamel to peel off on to the face of the type, especially with coloured inks. Cards that have been in stock for twelve months are better than new ones for printing purposes, as the enamel is thoroughly dried, and adheres to the card. Pressmen manipulate the ink in various ways to prevent it coming off on to the type; some use varnish; others grind up a very small piece of soap in the ink.

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