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Printing the old-fashioned way

High-tech equipment has no place in shop

Printer Carl Warner demonstrates how to operate the Intertype typesetter, a nearly one-ton contraption that creates lead letters and casts lines of type at the Phoenix printing shop.
Printer Carl Warner demonstrates how to operate the Intertype typesetter, a nearly one-ton contraption that creates lead letters and casts lines of type at the Phoenix printing shop.
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Despite the digital age, Carl Warner has been plying his trade for 50 years now at the Richmondville Phoenix print shop with equipment that dates from an earlier era. He still selects letters from small piles of tiny lead castings from each compartment of a wooden drawer in a printer’s type case. He sets each letter in the metal composing stick or small tray he uses to form words and sentences for printing a run ...


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