Re: Wax paste-up, etc.

Subject: Re: Wax paste-up, etc.
From: "C. Crowley" <cc5678 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 16:13:03 -0600


> technical pens Yes, I remember Leroy pens for inking the lines on
tables, and even underscores ...
o MacTac - ...
o Removable typewriter keys ...
o "Rub-ons"/dry transfer lettering sheets ...

I have a vivid memory from my NASA tech editor days: using a black felt-tip pen to color in the o's being used in bulleted lists (see example above, courtesy Teri) on a space shuttle malfunction recovery flowchart. Sitting in a break room doing this, listening to the Coke machine hum, because I hadn't gotten my security clearance yet and something secure was going on over in the office.

o Light tables ...

If you've had a job fixing pasted up masters this way, you can spot it when you see it in the final printed product--slight inconsistencies in alignment or apparent font weight.

C. Crowley
cc5678 -at- hotmail -dot- com

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