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Book Printing Font of the Week – Wednesday, September 30

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If you are under 40 years old, you may have never even used a typewriter!  In the late 80’s, when I was in college, we had luxurious electric typewriters.  Some of them even had eraser ribbons built in!  If you didn’t have one of these you had to either cross out or use white-out to correct your mistakes.  If you wanted to insert a sentence or paragraph, no problem.  Just re-type the entire paper!  There was no spell or grammar check, you were on your own.  If you were typing your paper in the middle of the night for a class that was at 8:00 the next morning, make sure you don’t run out of typewriter ribbon.  Oh, and if you dropped your paper in a puddle on the way to class, you had to give the professor a wet smeared mess.  There was no button to reprint the paper.  I can’t imagine an author trying to write and entire novel or book using a typewriter.  Book publishing services for authors

When I was in High School, we took a typing class using electric typewriters.  The kids now take a class called “Keyboarding.”  I didn’t want to be a secretary so I thought knowing how to type would be useless….boy was I wrong!  Oh, and the picture on the right is of Angela Lansbury, not me.

The font in the picture is called Prestige.  There are a few computer fonts that have that old “typewriter” look, another one is Courier.  In the non-digital age, if you wanted to use artistic style, you had to do it by hand!

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