Melbourne Museum of Printing
Strike-On Typesetting Machines
Strike-on Typesetting Equipment in our Collection
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The A-M Varityper
Pre-dating the computer typesetters, these machines enabled
type-like lettering to be produced on plain paper (for paste-up)
or direct-image offset plates.
Another popular device was the IBM Selectric Composer. There are
also some normal-looking manual typewriters which have the feature
of proportional spacing.
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