[LMB] What's needed

WalterStuartBushell proto at panix.com
Sun Feb 2 00:21:30 GMT 2020



> On Feb 1, 2020, at 1:35 PM, Tony Zbaraschuk <tonyz at eskimo.com> wrote:
> 
> The thing to keep in mind here is that one of the BIG advantages of
> movable type is that you can set up the type, print a signature (8 or
> 12 or 16 pages), and then break up the type to set the next signature.
> Which means you only need a hundred pounds or so of lead/tin to start
> printing.  If you're doing a block a page, then you need either metal
> or wood, and LOTS of it, for EACH book, meaning your printer needs
> to have a handy warehouse AND be very rich to afford all those plates
> and their storage and organization.
> 
> 
> Tony Z

Which means the books are *expensive* and limits distribution, so
Intermediate between hand copies and movable type.

Printing would be done only by major institutions, in 5Gs, the religious
orders or high nobility.


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