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Mergenthaler, Ottmar

(Encyclopedia)Mergenthaler, Ottmar ôtˈmär mĕrˈgən-täˌlər [key], 1854–99, American inventor of the Linotype (see printing). Mergenthaler was born in Germany. He emigrated to the United States in 1872 and ...


(Encyclopedia)printing, means of producing reproductions of written material or images in multiple copies. There are four traditional types of printing: relief printing (with which this article is mainly concerned)...

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