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Letterpress types are seen placed in a tray at a vintage print shop in Cali, Colombia, on June 2, 2012. Letterpress printing, invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century, remained the primary method for printing and distributing information until the second half of the 20th century. The process of letterpress printing involves composing movable types into the bed of a press, inking them, and pressing paper against them to create an impression. Nowadays, due to the expansion of offset printing, there are few commercial print shops in the world keeping this traditional craftsmanship alive.
Letterpress types are seen placed in a tray at a vintage print shop in Cali, Colombia, on June 2, 2012. Letterpress printing, invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century, remained the primary method for printing and distributing information until the second half of the 20th century. The process of letterpress printing involves composing movable types into the bed of a press, inking them, and pressing paper against them to create an impression. Nowadays, due to the expansion of offset...
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Date > 2 Jun 2012

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