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Wooden handpresses

Meulen, R. van der (auteur/author)
Sijthoff, A.W. (uitgever/publisher)
year: 1905

type: illustratie
detail: nee
dimensions: 9,7 x 12 cm.
related terms: boekdrukkerijen houten handpersen drukken inkten
period: 15e eeuw 16e eeuw
D: Geschiedenis van de boekdrukkunst

contents: From the invention of the art of printing up until the end of the 18th century, only the kind of wooden handpresses which are shown here were used. Apart from some embellishments and improvements, the construction remained more or less unchanged. Nothing much changed therefore in working methods. On the left we can see a sheet of paper on the tympan and, above that, the frisket has been opened up. A printer is inking the composition using two ink balls. The printer on the right is operating a second press where the frisket and the tympan have been folded onto the composition.

source: Meulen, R. van der. - Boekhandel en bibliographie. Theorie en practijk geschets in een reeks aaneensluitende opstellen, 3e herz. en verm. druk, Leiden: A.W. Sijthoff, 1905, p. 168
available in: Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Den Haag 9191 G 1

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