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  1. Future of Print, The (1986 Video)

    Producer
    Geoff Wheeler
    Subject
    Technology
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    What future is there for the printed word?. By looking at the impact of the printing press in the 15th century, we can get some clues to the future. Presents a brief history of printing and literacy using...

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  2. History and Techniques of Printmaking (1986 Multimedia)

    Distribution
    Sale, 144 slides. col.

    Six slide books, the first two giving a general introduction to print-making, its equipment and techniques. Later books give a detailed account of relief and intaglio, lithography and screenprinting, colour...

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  3. Light the Recorder (1983 Video)

    Subject
    Chemistry
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.

    Discusses the development of black-and-white photography, and explains the three-layer principle of the colour process. Many printing processes also rely on photochemistry, the diazo process (dye line...

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  4. Presse FranÇaise (1631-1789), La (1983 Video)

    Subject
    French studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 36 min., 1999 sale: £17.50 (+VAT +p&p)

    An introduction to the French press from its beginnings until the Revolution. With French commentary.

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  5. Study in Design, A (1981 Video)

    Subject
    Engineering; Technology
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    A case study of the automation of the inking system of a large printing press. Illustrates problem-solving techniques.

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  6. Farewell Etaoin Shrdlu (1980 Film)

    Director
    David Loeb Weiss
    Subject
    Technology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Records the last night on which the ‘New York Times’ was printed using ‘hot type’ cast from molten lead. Linotype setting, page make-up, stereotype matting, curved metal-plate casting and the final...

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  7. Making of a Renaissance Book, The (1969 Film, Video)

    Director
    Dana W Atchley
    Producer
    Dana W Atchley
    Subject
    History; Technology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Illustrates the earliest detailed account of the working of the printing press, as published by Christophe Plantin in 1567. Professor Dana W Atchley III narrates from Plantin’s text as experts carry out...

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  8. Week in Film No. 35/1957 (1957 Film)

    Subject
    Drama

    Slovak newsfilm. A printing factory in Bratislava where a hundred thousand copies of Shakespeare’s complete works are being made ready for shipment.

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  9. 3d Printing in Metals by Selective Laser Melting

    Subject
    Aviation; Engineering

    PhD student Luke Carter, of the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham, presents this video which introduces his research into the effects of selective laser melting fabrication...

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