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Edinburgh printing firms produced high quality work and to do this they utilised innovative technology from around the world.  Printing firms used machines from Heidelberg, Stephenson Blake, Linotype and Monotype among many others.  Watch a film showing the presses produced by the German printing machinery manufacturers Ariston Elka

Edinburgh firms were also at the forefront of technological advances. Thomas Nelsons in particular perfected the rotary press in 1850. The press was demonstrated at the Great Exhibition in the next year. The press was the parent of all newspaper presses until well into the 20th Century. Nelsons also patented a casing in machine that could bind over 900 books an hour.