In the early 1990, there were only two hot metal printers left in Edinburgh:
- Speedspools (who used monotype equipment)
- Baker & Claremont (who used linotype equipment).
Both have since closed.
Monotype and Linotype
Both monotype and linotype are hot-metal printing methods.
Monotype casts one letter at a time, linotype casts one row of letters at
When I visited Baker & Claremont in 1992, one of their two linotype
machines was in use. They had just completed a job printing raffle
tickets, using one of the features of the machine to ensure that the
number changed for each ticket was printed.