Make-up with Hot Metal Typesetting

A black and white photograph of a fair skinned older man as he works on a front page of a newspaper on a Make-up table. He wears glasses and a collared button down shirt with an apron.

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Make-up with Hot Metal Typesetting


A printer making-up a front-page of The Washington Post.


In the Composing Room the pages of the newspaper came together in Make-up. Here printers would use a mark-up sheet prepared by the editors to lay out the galleys of text and other elements to form a page of the newspaper. The lead blocks were locked into a metal frame and printed to create a proof. Once the proof was approved the frame was loaded onto a cart and wheeled to the Engraving Room.


Dick Moore


Dick Moore Collection




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Dick Moore, “Make-up with Hot Metal Typesetting,” DeafPrinters, accessed May 19, 2024,

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