Technology & history

Urgent call to help save rare Kiwi Cossars

Sep 17, 2017 at 10:06 pm by Staff

There are hopes for a new future for two Cossar presses in Pahiatua, New Zealand, with the formation of an action committee to make plans and raise funds. Fears that the press.... Read More

Greymouth recovers its letterpress heritage

Apr 12, 2017 at 12:50 am by Staff

Letterpress is back at New Zealand's Greymouth Star, 38 years after the newspaper abandoned hot-metal typesetting. The newspaper (via the Printing Museum in Wellington) report.... Read More

'Preserving the past' gets a $75,000 SWUG boost

Mar 07, 2016 at 10:46 pm by Staff

Amid continuing plant closures, Australia's Single Width Users Group has "put in" to ensure that traditional printing crafts and machinery are preserved. The group has announc.... Read More

Peter Coleman: Cossar tales

Jun 09, 2014 at 12:21 pm by Staff

They were everywhere and then they were gone: the answer to a prayer at small town and regional newspapers. Introduced in 1903 - by which time Ottmar Merganthaler's Linotype w.... Read More