How it works: Printing Processes A Ladybird Book
By David Carey and illustrations by BH Robinson. Ladybird Books Ltd 1971
I do love old Ladybird books and I came across this again* today for 50p in a charity shop. This is a surprisingly in-depth book about printing processes. I can’t imagine a children’s reference editor being able to get something equivalent through an Acquisitions meeting today…
This is a linotype setting machine.
A piece about galleys and proofs. Who remembers galleys?
This section is about offset litho.
How the book was made.
Finishing and binding. I talked about this a bit in this post.
And finally a handy list of proof-correction marks.
* I picked this up a few years ago, but took it to work for the Production department’s entertainment and education!