Peter Flynn writes:
> What is/was a stereotype in hot metal?
> If you want to make a printing plate from a forme of type, so you can
> machine a very long run, you can work from a mould rather than putting
> the original type through the press. Or if you want to make several
> duplicates of a forme of type so that you can work off multiple
> impressions of the same page from one pass through the press.
> Put the forme in a shallow wooden box, pour over it a kind of
> papier-mache mixture called flong. Leave to set. Peel off (it's
> slightly flexible) and use to cast a replica of the type-surface in a
> variant on typemetal. Trim to size and mount to typeheight. Has the
> advantage that you can curve the mould to cast a curved printing plate
> for a rotary press - this is how all newspapers used to be produced
> until the 70s.
Gad!! What does Flynn _not_ know ;-)
P.S. About those quote marks -- we also learned the 6's and 9's
mnemonic in school (Ontario, early 60s).