Practical Printing; A Handbook of the Art of Typography

Practical Printing; A Handbook of the Art of Typography

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...more efficient and valuable to his master, but interest him in his business, thereby relieving his daily occupation from that sense of drudgery which is so harmful. We hope earnestly that before long something will be done to supply this great want in this country. Greater care ought undoubtedly to be taken in the selection of boys for apprentices to the printing business. The present system of "pitchforking" boys into printing is altogether opposed to the best interests of the trade. A number of boys are introduced who will never be craftsmen, or skilled workmen; they are mentally incapable of becoming so. When out of their time they will only drag out a miserable existence by precarious employment, as no master will keep them any longer than he can help. The qualifications which ought to be required in every boy desirous of being apprenticed are, that he should have had a fair education; that he is a good speller; has a turn for reading; and that his eyesight is good. He should be particularly enjoined to be punctual, obedient, and courteous. A trade journal very truly says: --" Apprentices should feel that they are engaged at a craft which is to furnish them with a livelihood for years to come, and that it is one in which they should have a deep personal pride, as a profession beyond comparison with all others. They should be taught that the printing office offers better opportunities for the accomplishment of good and the attainment of honour than any other school they may enter; but these opportunities are only for those whom nature has endowed with brains, and pluck to seize and hold on to them. Indolence and shiftlessness have no use for them." Limitation of Apprentices.--In all" society " offices there is a...
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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236598202
  • 9781236598202