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Cowell's Anastatic Press

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Anastatic printer in Ipswich. Active 1850s-70s. Proprietor S.H. Cowell.

Anastatic printing was a form of facsimile reproduction, analgous to lithograph, in which copies of manuscript, printed documents, or engravings were printed from facsimiles produced in relief on zinc plates. Invented and developed in Germany in the early 1840s, and subsequently in England. S H Cowell of Ipswich was the principal commercial exponent of anastatic printing, for which he held a licence.

Works associated with Cowell's Anastatic Press in the RA Collection

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