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Frank's Hot Type Time Machine Travels Back to Time of Paste Ups

Published on July 29, 2016

Frank time travels back to the days of rubber cement, wax, rubylith, non-repro blue, and the “magic knife.” We think he is sniffing rubber cement.

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By Susan Weiss on Jul 29, 2016

Hi Frank - I especially enjoyed this segment! Not only to learn of your never-ending love for us all - ha ha - but to see the "real world" samples and be reminded of how far the industry has transformed! Thanks for sharing.

 

By Adam Hartfield on Jul 29, 2016

When I was a copyeditor at my college newspaper in 1990, we still used paste-up despite authoring electronically. I used a non-repro pen for my editing. Good times! I'm glad I don't have to do that now, though.

 

By John Galto on Jul 29, 2016

And to think we did all that physical stuff! Rubber cement and Xacto knifes ruled.

 

By Gavin Anderson on Jul 29, 2016

Oh wow! I remember those days! Good times. Like others, though, I'm glad they are in the paste (er, I mean, past).

 

By John Clifford on Jul 30, 2016

Cutting in single word/letter corrections. Always had some foul galley around for the corrections. HATED when I'd have to go in and do a transposition! Teh worst.

 

By Mitch Bogart on Aug 02, 2016

https://www.mymajors.com/career/printing-film-stripper/

Is there significant difference between stripping and paste-up?
As link above shows, a quite large and diverse set of skills was required.
I thought paste up was assembly only; Frank showed corrective paste-up.
Was that the exception or the rule?
Strippers taught me about trapping so I could mimic them electronically. Paste-up people didn't deal with trapping, right?

 

By David Avery on Aug 02, 2016

It amazes me, the things that are most problematic in files today (Bleed, spot colors, blends, overlays) were so basic then.

Mitch - strippers dealt with the film images made by photographing the mechanical pasteups made by pasteup artists.

 

By James Kohler on Aug 02, 2016

I asked a RIT Freshman studio one time if he had RubyLith - His answer " No, I don't have that album yet"! Well that sure marked my age!!

 

By Shoshana Burgett on Aug 08, 2016

Frank, Thanks so much for making me old today and reminiscing of my early days doing these layouts in type for Women's Wear Daily and Travel magazine and the DESI awards. Thanks for memory lane.

 

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