Photo-Mechanical Processes by W.T. WILKINSON ca 1900 Printing History ~ Letterpress Blocks, Photolithography, Collotype, Photogravure,


Title: Photo-Mechanical Processes: A Practical Guide to the Production of Letterpress Blocks in Line and in Tone, Photo-Lithography in Line and Tone, Collotype, and Photogravure.

Author: W. T. Wilkinson

Description: Third Edition. No stated publication date (likely circa 1900). Original green cloth boards stamped in black and gilt. Boards show light general wear. Interior has a few instances of penciling. Portrait of author (pseudo-frontispiece), two color plates (one has a part of the margin cut out), and many demonstrative black-and-white illustrations. vii, 216, plus [6] pages advertising. 7.15 x 4.65 inches.

A practical guide to the photo-mechanical processes for the production of letterpress blocks in line and in tone, photolithography in line and tone, collotype, and photogravure. The first edition was published in 1892 and the second in 1897.


[Part I] The Wet Collodion Process.
[Part II] Letterpress Blocks in Line.
[Part III] Letterpress Blocks in Half-Tone.
[Part IV] Photo-Lithography.
[Part V] Collotype.
[Part VI] Photo-Mechanical Plates for Three-Color Printing.
[Part VII] Photogravure.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Hampton & Co.
Place: London
Year: 1900

Keywords: photomechanical, letterpress blocks, photolithography, collotype, photogravure, printing, history,

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