Renowned names in typesetting merge.

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Monotype and Linotype--two of the most illustrious "names" in the printing industry--have merged. Individually they set benchmark standards for mechanical typesetting, using iconic letterform designs that remain as popular as ever. Ever since hot metal typesetting gave way to photocomposition and then desktop publishing, their respective fortunes and identities have changed enormously in recent decades.

However, their individual typefont libraries have remained largely intact as valuable core assets. It is this factor that prompted Monotype Imaging Inc. to acquire Linotype GmbH--by this time a prepress supplier--from former owner Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. Linotype is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Monotype, but its employees remain based in Bad...

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