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The Last Ever Day of Hot Metal Typesetting at the New York Times 1978


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As someone who did an apprenticeship in traditional print and letterpress methods, this is quiet a poignant documentary.

This film was made by David Loeb Weiss, then a proofreader for The New York Times, and narrated by Carl Schlesinger, a Linotype operator for the paper.

An Age-Old Printing Process Gives Way to Modern Technology.