Gazette's New Intertype Replaces Veteran of 15 Years' Service
Vineyard Gazette

The Vineyard Gazette installed on Saturday a new Intertype machine—a typesetting machine embodying a great many recent improvements—and this addition to the plant was put into operation for the first time this week. The Intertype replaces the now old fashioned typesetting machine which the Gazette brought to the Island in the early summer of 1920, the first machine of the kind to be Set up on Martha’s Vineyard.

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A Technology Is Phased Out
Henry Beetle Hough

From 1846 when the Vineyard Gazette was founded by Edgar Marchant until 1920 the paper was printed from movable types, first invented in China in some unestablished background of the past, and invented independently by Gutenberg in Europe in the mid-15th Century.

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Next Week in Your Gazette: New Ways to Do the Old Job
Douglas Cabral

James and Sally Fulton Reston, publishers of the Gazette, have announced plans to replace the paper’s traditional hot metal letterpress printing machinery with modern photocomposition equipment and a web offset press. Next Friday’s Gazette will be typeset and printed by the new method.

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A Mechanical Marvel to Help Out Black Gang
Vineyard Gazette

A new Linotype bearing the technical name of Blue Streak Master Model 31 was erected in the office of the Vineyard Gazette last week, a mechanical marvel whose weight of a little more than two tons is helping to keep the maple flooring from warping. As indicated last week it got into production in time to help out with the Jan. 7 edition.

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Erects New Machine
Vineyard Gazette
Albert Brazis, a friendly and good-natured representative of the Mergenthaler Linotype Co., has been with the Gazette gang this week, engaged in the erection of a new linotype machine, and under his competent guidance this newest of typesetting marvels, awaited for more than two years since it was ordered, inaugurated its Island career in time to help out with this edition.
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Gazette Dresses Up and Plans for Expansion by Adding New Linotype
Vineyard Gazette

The Gazette has, since last week’s issue appeared, completely changed its clothes. The new type dress, by virtue of the installation of a new linotype machine, is not confined to the text of the paper but extends to headlines and most of the large display type in the advertisements.

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First Linotype Machine on the Island
Vineyard Gazette
The linotype machine ranks with the invention of the printing press itself in importance to the printer of today. And now the Vineyard Gazette has bridged the gap from the old era to the new.
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Gutenberg to Computers: Gazette Printing Keeps Up With Changing Technology
Nis Kildegaard
There’s little to record in the history of the printer’s art between the invention of movable type in the early 1400s by Johannes Gutenberg and the first publication of the Vineyard Gazette some four hundred years later. In fact, if Joe Gutenberg could have been brought back to stand in front of the old Adams press still on display in the Gazette’s downstairs museum area, he certainly could have printed the first papers himself.
 
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