Typesetting technology


The term "typesetting technique" includes in a broader sense:
- The manual type setting from around 1440 (invention of Gutenberg with the movable
   metal letters sorted in the type case; a lead-tin-antimony alloy)
- The machine type setting from around 1900 (sentence lines cast in lead (monotype /
- Phototypesetting from around 1950 (copying individual characters with light
   through a template on photo material)
and finally
- The Phototypesetting by CRT from 1965, the technology invented by Hell, to complete
   to expose newspaper pages (incl. Pictures) fully electronically to photo material.
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The typesetting system developed by Hell consists of the input devices for capturing
text, symbols and layout, the typesetting computer, which sends all the data necessary
for the exposure of the film to the
        Heart of the Hell invention, the Digiset
(Exposure with CRT picture tube or laser).


The final product is a film, the complete "final page", which is copied onto the printing plate.

The Digiset- develpoment: time table of the first Digisets   (German)

Unfortunately, no further descriptions of the necessary peripheral devices are available.
  Der Satzrechner

Artikel zum Lichtsatzsystem DIGISET

U.a.: Typischer Arbeitsablauf des Bleisatzes mit Lochstreifeneinsatz