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Happy Birthday Linotype

Ottmar Mergenthaler's great invention, the Linotype, celebrated its 125th birthday this past July.Before laser printers, multi-function devices, and inkjets, there was the Linotype machine – the backbone of the printing industry for a number of decades.

Doc has a young attitude but an old body, and remembers when some printers still used hot-metal Linotype machines. In fact, deep in the bowels of Doc's lair sits a 1927 Intertype line-casting machine and several letterpress printing presses – along with a Compugraphic Editwriter phototypesetter. Doc loves technology from every era.

So I celebrated the 125th birthday of Ottmar Mergenthaler's great invention, the Linotype, this past July.

Before laser printers, multi-function devices, and inkjets, there was the Linotype machine – the backbone of the printing industry for a number of decades.

And now there is a new movie all about the Linotype. Check out this trailer, and happy birthday: