True to Type: Laying Letters at America’s Last Linotype Newspaper

Great Big Story: “The Saguache Crescent” newspaper in Saguache, Colo., has been printing its news the same way since the 1800s. Lay the letters. Ink. Press. Publisher Dean Coombs’ family has had the business for three generations, and has helped print out the weekly broadsheet on a linotype since he was 12 years old. See how the news is made the hard way.

“The future of the paper is… that it will be put out next week I’m pretty sure. Probably a week after that and it could be twenty years, it could be two years, I don’t know.”Dean Coombs

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America’s last linotype newspaper

“The Saguache Crescent” newspaper in Saguache, Colo., has been printing its news the same way since the 1800s.

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