THE OLD SCHOOL PRESS
AT WORK

The printing of Tonge's Travels

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Inking

There is no automatic feed of ink to the press, so extra ink must be added to the rollers at regular intervals. The inking rollers are then left to run for a couple of minutes to even out the ink. The amount of ink that is added and where it is placed on the rollers depends on the amount and position of type in the forme being printed. On Tonge's Travels ink was added every twelve impressions.

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