Saturday, June 6, 2009

High School Ed: 19th Century Printing of Newspapers

19th century letterpress printing of a newspaper with a stop cylinderpress and metal type. The press is a Perreau & Brault manufactured in the 1870s in Paris and she is part of the antique press collection of the MIAT in Gent, Belgium. This antique press was restored by a group of volun at the MIAT (Museum of Industrial Archaeology and Textile) and she was used here for the first time to print 1200 newspapers (double sided so 2400 impression) of the 'Bornemsche Gazet' of 1831 for the 'Eén' television program Fata Morgana of Sunday 22 July 2007.

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