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Metal type sorts. Wing Lee Street
Mar 2010

Metal type sorts. Wing Lee Street

Hong Kong

During the letterpress era, moveable type was composed by hand for each page. Cast metal sorts were composited into words and lines of text and tightly bound together to make up a page image called a forme, with all letter faces exactly the same height to form an even surface of type. The forme was mounted in a press, inked, and an impression made on paper.
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