This typesetter is working at the Evening Post printing works in Willis Street, Wellington, in 1957. He is setting blocks of lead type in columns, which are then locked into a steel frame for printing. From about 1970 this system was replaced by offset printing, which used a photographic process to transfer the printed image onto a flat metal plate. That process, in turn, was later replaced by computerised typesetting and digital printing.
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