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a trade name for a composing machine, invented by Lanston in 1894, which casts separate pieces of type from hot metal using a special design of typefaces

COMMENT: In a Monotype machine, the compositor keyboards the text onto perforated paper tape, which is then passed through the casting machine, each character being cast separately, the metal type being arranged in order automatically with spacing to make up the justified lines. The Monotype system needs two processes (keyboarding and casting) which makes it slower than Linotype. However, because each character is separate, corrections are much easier and less costly on the Monotype system.



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