Melbourne Museum of Printing
OUR MACHINERY COLLECTION
Index of Pre-Press Devices
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Prepress Equipment in Our Collection
Cameras which expose full-page size films for making print-related images.
DTP systems, both hardware and software.
The Monotype Corporation adapted its hot-metal typesetting system to make images directly to film.
Photo Typsetting systems took over in bulk from hot-metal and our museum has them in bulk, large and small.
There are several ways to make a photo-litho plate, and our museum has several examples including arc, uv and electrostatic.
Processors for Film and Bromides
The output from a photosetter usually has to be passed through chemical baths to develop the image. The machinery to transport the film through one or more chemicals and squeeze it dry is a processsor.
The A-M Varityper and the IBM Golf-Ball typewriter series made it possible for office staff to do their own typesetting, for use in the office small-offset or photocopier. Was it really typesetting?
The various images and strips of typeset paper were usually pasted together prior to platemaking. Here we look at the light tables and other items used for pasting up.
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