Story: Newspapers

Typesetter, 1957 (2nd of 4)

Typesetter, 1957

This typesetter is working at the Evening Post printing works in Willis Street, Wellington, in 1957. He is setting blocks of lead type in columns, which are then locked into a steel frame for printing. From about 1970 this system was replaced by offset printing, which used a photographic process to transfer the printed image onto a flat metal plate. That process, in turn, was later replaced by computerised typesetting and digital printing. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1957/2807-F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Mark Derby, 'Newspapers - Competition and challenges, 1940–2000', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 22 Oct 2014