Keeping the print press alive

Only a handful of printers remain in the world, but one Taiwanese man works to keep the disappearing art alive.

    For more than half a century, Chang Chieh-Kuan has been creating the tiny lead building blocks of books and poetry.

    It's an invention that played a crucial part in our literary history. But now, there are only a few publishers left in the world still using the printing press.

    Steve Chao meets a Taiwanese man who is keeping an ancient art alive in the electronic age.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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