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Scangraphic Scantext 1000 Documentation (1985)

Photo(s) by Albert-Jan PoolImported from Flickr on Aug 2, 2013. Artwork published in 1985.
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Cover of brochure showing typesetting specimen composed on a Scantext 1000 system. The film output was made on a Scantext 1000 CRT film recorder. The cover and some of the typesetting specimen were designed by Erik Spiekermann.

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Various materials documenting the Scantext 1000 digital typesetting system manufactured by Scangraphic.

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Scangraphic system brochure from 1985 showing the complete Scantext 1000 digital typesetting system.

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On the left the Scantext 1000 CRT film recorder and Scandata data management system with a total maximum disk capacity of 156 Mb. The Scantext 1000 input on the right is equipped with 4 8-Inch floppy disk drives.

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Spread showing typesetting jobs on the Page View 1000, a preview terminal. Graphic displays of the phototypesetting systems were that time were interactive. The Digipen 512 was used for correcting scanned BW images, on screen editing of typesetting jobs was not possible.

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Cover of the Scangraphic 1985 image brochure showing the Scantext 1000 digital typesetting system.

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Spread from the Scangraphic 1985 imagebrochure. The photo on the right shows Knut Schmiedel (CEO, left) and Bernd Holthusen (managing director, right) of Scangraphic Dr. Böger. Bernd Holthusen had originally started working at the company while studying industrial design. Dr. Marius Böger soon recognized his artistical and technical talents and Bernd Holthusen became the designer and the driving force behind the major technical devolpments of the company on the field of phototypesetting.

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The photo series on the left shows type director Volker Küster working on Today Sans Serif, Doris Schmidt from the type studio sharpening an ß as well as some of the women from the type department that did the on screen retouching of the characters after scanning: Frau Schwenn, Frau Hußlein and Frau Leider (married Buzbuz). The woman behind the sideboard is Frau Verhorst who organized the type department. Missing on the pictures: Frau Kantin, Frau Otte (married Pauli), Frau Wollbaum and Frau Meier who digitized the with a CCD camera. Next to the execution of the corrections as devised by Küster and the type studio, the type department also handled the font orders. In those days the fonts were still distributed on 8 Inch floppy disks. The Digipen 512 which was developed for interactive editing BW images was seldomly used at the type department. Command input, directing the cursor on the screen as well as switching the pixels from black to white and vice versa went much faster by using the keyboard. I started working in the type studio in January 1987.

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1 Comment on “Scangraphic Scantext 1000 Documentation (1985)”

  1. Richard Beer says:
    Apr 15th, 2014  9:39 pm
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    Bernd is the most inspirational and dynamic person I have ever met. What a fantastic experience working and being with him in the 1970/80/90's

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