The British Library guide to printing : history and techniques

Main Author: Twyman, Michael
Published: London: The British Library, c1999.
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Table of Contents:
  • "What is printing? Origination. Multiplication. Words and pictures. Printed artefacts
  • Hand production. Invention in the Far East. Invention in Europe. Early printing. Monochrome book. Growth of illustration. Printing presses. Matching process to job
  • Innovation and proliferation. New opportunities. Lithography: an entirely new process. Wood-engraving: pictures for mass markets. Search for verisimilitude. Colour printing becomes a necessity. New types for advertising. Speeding up production
  • From analogue to digital. Letterpress gives way to lithography. Photocomposition. Digital revolution"