OK, before digital printing, which I sort of understand, how were books printed?
I refuse to believe that for every new book, someone had to assemble lots of little tiny letters on a printing block. That would take AGES, even with some pre-assembled words.
And even if that was the case (which I refuse to believe it was) how did they do pictures (the black and white, line drawing sort, not seperate inserts)?
Am I being thick? I just don’t get it.
(apologies if I’m going over covered ground, but I couldn’t find any reference)