Berliner Jazztage 1972
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Günther Kieser probably had the type photoset on a Staromat (Berthold’s headline-setting equipment). The lines of type were pasted up (for example with wax adhesive) to form a black/white artwork which was then reproduced in a stat camera to make a negative.
After that, he must have used polymer plates, available as “Nyloprint” in Germany in the 1970s. The design was exposed through a photo negative back then, after which the unexposed parts were washed away. After that he hand-painted and photographed the plate – instead of using it to make a print. A similar process is used for rubber stamps. Today, the non-image parts of the plate are cut away using laser .
More about the handwork of graphic design and printing processes can be found, watched and followed via Graphic Means.
The laser we built ourselves at p98a.berlin does not cut away, but hardens the printing elements. See here:
We print books using that method, post-digital printing. Hacking Gutenberg!