PIONEERS OF MODERN OFFSET LITHOGRAPHY. Michael H. Bruno, Gary G. Field, Frank J. Romano.


  • San Luis Obispo, CA: Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly, 2017.
  • 8vo
  • stiff paper wrappers
  • 95 pages
  • ISBN: 9780988673953

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Pioneers of Modern Offset Lithography presents short biographies of 57 people who helped, from during the early 1940s to the mid-1990s "modern era", shape the technologies of today's dominant printing process - offset lithography.

This book is a companion to Mike Bruno's History of Printing in the 20th Century. Mike, who was known as "Mr. Lithography", probably did more than anyone else to lead the industry through the modern technology era.

The book's compilers, Gary Field and Frank Romano, each knew Mike from the early 1970s. The content of this book represents, Gary and Frank believe, a fair compilation of those Mike would have certainly considered for inclusion in a book of this type. Apart from individuals featured in Mike's newsletters, the compilers also considered for inclusion those recognized by awards from technical organizations.

Two essays are also included: Frank Romano on phototypesetting and Gary Field on color scanners. Both technologies emerged at the start of the modern era, were responsible for radical efficiencies that helped propel offset lithography to its dominant position, and faded away when their time was up. Frank and Gary, both prolific authors, are authoritative writers on these subjects.