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Old Dec 11 2015, 10:50 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Kennet View Post
Printing presses are the best solution for Pern at the end of the dragon series, simple (relatively speaking) and easier to build.
I come from a printing background. I've never been comfortable with the sort of printing press AIVAS was describing. He said that it would require rolls of paper, but that would be something along the lines of a newspaper press, a 'web' press. Printers churned out a great deal of printed matter on basically the same style press from it's invention (in the western world) till at least the time of the American colonies.

With the cleverness of Fandarel I think the very most they'd ever need is a sheet fed rotary press. Even that seems like overkill to me. (how many thousands of copies of ANYTHING would they need?)
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