AM Varityper (phototypesetter)
linimon at lonesome.com
Thu Jul 30 21:07:56 CDT 2015
On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 07:02:35PM -0700, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> I don't know how many of you were familiar with the Addressograph-
> Multigraph (AM) Varityper phototypesetting systems.
If you're talking about the 8008(sic)-based unit which had the "developer"
unit contained within it ... you're giving me a nervous tic.
If for some reason of insanity you want to run this thing, you *must*
keep it well-cooled. Otherwise the font disks spin ... too slowly.
At the university newspaper we would keep the classified ads that it
mis-typset and run them every April 1. The best was the ad for the
"1876 Volkswagen Qabbit with automatic sransmisrion". Thankfully I
have forgotten the others.
And yes, if it messed up, you got to retype all those column inches
all over again.
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