Hamilton Stories 5: Hand Finishing
13" x 20" Poster
The fifth poster from our Oral Histories series. Dave Artz, former type trimmer for Hamilton spoke about the detail work in hand finishing every piece of type.
The blue colors on this poster highlight where a piece of type must be trimmed before it is finished. After wood type is routed on a pantograph the type trimmer must go in by hand and finish each piece using gravers and cutting dies.