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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 4

New Appliance for Broadside Printing.—

New Appliance for Broadside Printing.—

The Patent Economic Broadside Engraving Company, Fetter Lane, London, has brought out a process, invented by a practical printer, which enables the letterpress poster-printer to rival the lithographer in color effects, and to surpass him as regards cheapness and simplicity. The invention is a compound for surface-printing; said compound being firmly fixed to a zinc plate, next engraved, and then tacked to a mounting-board. The composition can be freely cut with a sharp knife, rapidly hardens for the working, and is permanently fixed to the plate. The surface saves one-half the ink, which it takes and yields up more regularly than the best wood blocks. It has no grain and does not warp; and is not attended with waste, as all the old material can be melted and used over again. It requires scarcely any making-ready. Any size, from demy upwards, is supplied.