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When at sea

Started by listohan, April 02, 2022, 09:49:28 AM

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listohan

We have been going through a scrapbook of my wife's journey on P & O's Canberra from England to Australia in the mid 1960's. I was impressed by the menus and other professionally produced material created on board during the voyage. In pre-desktop publishing days, does anyone know what technology would have been used?

The thought of hot metal and the onset of rough seas is not a pleasant one. Or would they have thought of that?


Mechanic

George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast
Queensland
AUSTRALIA

Keri Szafir

I'd say either manual composition or phototypesetting combined with photopolymer or offset.
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." --Arthur C. Clarke
"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever." --John Keats

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listohan

Thanks. A copy of the Mauretania's ship's newsletter recording the rescue would be an interesting exhibit in any maritime (or printing) museum.

Ken Smith

When I was a printer with Cunard, all Menu covers were printed shore side with the menu printed in it at a later date. Also the Daily Programme of Events cover and Newspaper was printed likewise. When I was on the "Queen Mary" we always had to keep an eye on the Lino pot in rough weather so that it did not overflow.
             Ken Smith   

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