How it works: Printing Processes A Ladybird Book

Printing Processes cover 1971

Cover

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.

The linotype process

The linotype process

A piece about galleys and proofs. Who remembers galleys?

galleys and proofs

galleys and proofs

This section is about offset litho.

offset-litho printing

offset-litho printing

How the book was made.

How this book was made

How this book was made

Finishing and binding. I talked about this a bit in this post.

Making up and finishing processes

Making up and finishing processes

And finally a handy list of proof-correction marks.

Proof correction marks

Proof correction marks

* I picked this up a few years ago, but took it to work for the Production department’s entertainment and education!

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