Frank takes us on an historic journey from the Mimeograph to offset duplicators to modern inkjet printing. He tells of Thomas Edison, the Mimeograph, and A. B. Dick. The result of all this was evident at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2023 where inkjet printing dominated.
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By Chuck Thornburg on Mar 24, 2023
My first experience in printing began in 1976 when I was a Junior in high school in California. First on the Mimeograph with its smelly blue ink and slick paper then later on the AB Dick 360. I went on to a vocational school to learn how to use the IBM Selectric Composer, Compugraphic Headliner, and Comp II Jr as well as running AB Dick and AM 1250 and1850 offset presses. Until I watched your video I had forgotten the Davidson press. One of many presses that I have run throughout my lifetime. Through the years I have set type on CompuWriter II, CompuWriter 4, EditWriter 7500, PowerView 5, PowerView 10, and owned my first Mac Plus around 1985. I still work in printing but now using my experience in workflow automation software and live in Lawrence, MA. I should stop by some time. Thank you for the trip down memory lane.
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