|Front and back of metal type scale (above) and a plastic line counter. Virtually impossible to do any kind of design involving text without these two essential items. Line counter instantly indicated the space taken up 15 lines of 10/12 point type.|
|Linotype produced this excellent type gauge (318 x 115mm) and the booklet (below) to explain its use. I still use it to find out the point size of tiny type that designers insist on using.|
The New York Composing Room issued this twelve-page booklet in the early Sixties.
A plastic copy fitting guide issued by Westvaco Paper Company
Below left, a handy guide for reversing and overprinting type on tone. Right, two screen testers used to calculate the screen of a photo. Place them on a printed image and turn them until the lines become thickest.