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Old 11-21-2008, 06:32 PM   #1
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Do take a look at this movie.

Do notice what they say about “offset printing,” then a relatively new process.

   
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Nice. What I noticed was the mention of "slug" - a term used in Habari which I didn't know and asked about only yesterday!

   
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:22 AM   #3
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Do notice what they say about “letterpress printing,” then a relatively new process.
'Relatively new'? If you mean hot-metal composing (Linotype, Monotype, etc.), I suppose it was. A very interesting film!

   
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Nice. What I noticed was the mention of "slug" - a term used in Habari which I didn't know and asked about only yesterday!
Slug is interesting in that it has (or had) many meanings in the history of printing (and many other meanings elsewhere, of course).

Linotype operators generally mean a line of type, but this page lists five meanings of slug in printing (scroll down to slug 1).

   
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I thought letterpress printing wasn't so new when Gutenberg used it with his movable type. What did I miss here?

   
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:16 PM   #6
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I thought letterpress printing wasn't so new when Gutenberg used it with his movable type. What did I miss here?
Oh, phooey — I meant, of course, offset printing.

   
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For whom was the film made? Nearly all the film was about newspaper printing, in which rotary-offset was used by few newspapers then, or even much more recently; but I remember that lithographc printing was quite popular for books, perhaps since standing type didn't have to be kept—but people were somewhat sniffy about it.

   
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Slug is interesting in that it has (or had) many meanings in the history of printing (and many other meanings elsewhere, of course).

Linotype operators generally mean a line of type, but this page lists five meanings of slug in printing (scroll down to slug 1).
Ah, interesting! WikiPedia was no help at all, but (after getting a better idea from the Linotype reference in the film) I now see that Habari's usage is actually closer to slug 3.

I love these kinds of coincidences where you find a mention of something one day, and come across it the next; ideal to get something stuck in the mind! I'm unlikely to forget it now.

   
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But the Chinese method wasn't very fast, because mile-long typecases meant that it took several minutes to fetch one character.

   
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They've got a sense of humor, too; a little farther down is:
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altered manner of speech when the operators come back after lunch

   
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