the Power of Electronic media for the Print media
constitutional, and economic events, nor sociological, philosophical and literary
movements can be fully understood without taking into account the influence which the
printing press has exerted upon them. There
are the words written by Steinberg in his book Five Hundred Years of Printing?
Obscura by Leonardo da Vinci
Lens for the
Quality of Silver discovered
Alois Senefelder 19th Century beginning: first platen machine by Friedrich Koenig
November, the Times from London was printed on Koenig Cylinder Machine (speed
Koenig and Andreas Bauer established Schnellpressenfabrik Koenig &Bauer in Oberzell
near Wurzzburg in Germany
Patent for a
typesetting machine by Dr. William Church
Louis Jaques Maude Daguerre
found out admixture of glue, gelatine and potassium trichromate was
exposed through light.
Usage of black gauze or dust particles aided the transfer
of image. Thus
was born GRAVURE
machine with four units, letterpress, was tried upon
printed with a cylindrical forme on an American machine(predecessor to rotary)
typesetting machine by Christian Sorensen
with invention of roll paper
used paper for emulsion
printed on a web rotary (speed: 12000 i.p.h.)
Kastenbein constructed a line-casting machine
by Karl Kilc
invented an error-free objective
(usage of Zinc and Aluminum) plates by Josef Scholz
by single character exposure by Porzolt
by Louis Lumiere.
through photo mechanical process by Ernst Rolff and Dr. Edward Mertens
exposure photo composing by Friese Green
for heliography rotogravure by Rolff Theodor Reich and Klic developed copper cylinder
perfecting machine for newspapers
developed colour photography
printing by Rubel
Wilbus Stephen Schudder, another linotype ex-employee.
Photocomposing machine with matrices, also Linotype, London patented a
Film Matrix machine
constructed a typical photo composing machine, fully developed but
could not be marketed due to complexity in working and high
Photocomposing units developed by Hunter, Hubner, Westover and Elliot.
in New York
machine coated paper by MD paper mills, Germany
variety of double-sided coating
As the saying goes, rest
is history again. Electronics and Laser
have changed the face of printing. We have
come a long way from Gutenberg. But still we
have a long way to go fighting for existence with electronic media. The hope is as
expressed by many, both will complement each other.
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