The Performance of the Wooden Printing Press

@article{Pollak1972ThePO,
  title={The Performance of the Wooden Printing Press},
  author={Micah Pollak},
  journal={The Library Quarterly},
  year={1972},
  volume={42},
  pages={218 - 264}
}
  • M. Pollak
  • Published 1 April 1972
  • Engineering
  • The Library Quarterly
The speed at which printing was done during the wooden-press era (circa 1436--circa 1820) is of importance from both the economic and the bibliographic points of view. How many usable printed sheets could be turned out in a day depended upon the nature of the work, the level of quality being sought, the industry and craftsmanship of the pressmen, and certain other considerations, notably the design and construction of the press itself. This study contends that: (1) numerous advances were made… 
Collectie Nederland in 1997) in Amsterdam asked the present author to do a literature search on the materials and techni- ques for printing books with an eye on the possible causes
  • 2012
PapierRestaurierung Vol. 1 (2000), Suppl. Reading this text is possible because the black ink contrasts with the white paper it is printed upon. One can print a text or image upon other materials but

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