Gerald Lange, The Bieler Press, author 

Printing Digital Type on the Hand-Operated Flatbed Cylinder

The primary manual on letterpress printing with the photopolymer plate process, ‘Printing Digital Type on the Hand-Operated Flatbed Cylinder Press’ provides a wealth of detailed information on letterpress printing of photopolymer plates with proof presses such as the Vandercook.

Subjects covered include digital type and computer practices; letterpress configuration (including font modification sequences for FontLab Studio and Fontographer); photopolymer plates, flatbases, and processing equipment; the photopolymer platemaking process—preparation, exposure, washout, drying, post-exposure; plate registration and travel; photopolymer plates and letterpress printing; presswork: impression, cylinder packing and makeready, ink and inking; and press operation and maintenance.