Colour Printing and Colour Printers

Colour Printing and Colour Printers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...Baxter and his process. The inventor died at his residence at Sydenham at the commencement of 1867, as the result of an accident, and was buried in the graveyard of Christ Church, Forest Hill, where a lofty red granite obelisk, erected by his widow, commemorates "the sole inventor and patentee of oil-colour printing." This remarkable instance of post-mortem advertising furnishes in some respects a keynote to Baxter's attitude towards other colour printers and printing processes. The praise that had been so lavishly bestowed on him in high quarters seems to have imbued him with the idea that he was the greatest of all colour printers, and his process the most wonderful of its kind ever invented, and this idea is reflected to-day in the writings of his disciples, who are never tired of bewailing the alleged fact that colour printing on Baxter lines is a lost art, forgetting or ignoring the certain fact that hundreds of his own and his licensees' plates and blocks are still in existence, and could be printed from to-morrow if necessary. In saying this, the writer does not overlook the personal equation, as represented by the enthusiasm and energy that the inventor displayed throughout his business career. Whilst not uniformly good, few of his own productions are equalled, and perhaps none excelled, by those of his licensees. His original designs, however, are mostly of a distinctly early Victorian character, a phase of art which is now thought little of, and it is probable that were not the magic name of Baxter attached to them, many of his prints would get little attention. But though opinions may differ greatly as to the intrinsic value of his productions, he has one undoubted claim to fame, in that he popularised and cheapened colour...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664932X
  • 9781236649324