The offset printing process, 1970 style
(Photos by Dan Wybrant)

The final step in producing the Daily Titan involved taking the camera-ready pages (in a large protective box) to a commercial offset print shop for publication. 

A process camera operator prepares to "shoot" the pages to make large photographic negatives.

The negatives of the page are then stripped into a suitable mask for plate-making.

The plate-making machine uses intense light to etch an image of the pages on a metal plate.

The offset printing plate is then scrubbed...

...and washed to remove the chemical residue.

Finally, the offset plates are mounted on a Goss Community Press for printing...

...and the editor (Sylvia Onalfo) looks over the finished product.

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