Historical information

These six photographs of Printer Technicians using a heavy-duty guillotine to trim bulk printed map stock were probably taken circa 1960s to 1980s in Lithographic Squadron at the Army Survey Regiment, Fortuna, Bendigo. Personnel are not identified on Photos .3P and .4P, however names are annotated on photos .1P, .2P, .4P and .5P. Cartographers normally provided trim marks to specified map dimensions as guidance to the printer. The trimming stage, like all the other printing processes required high levels of accuracy. These guillotines were extremely powerful to cut through bulk quantities of printed maps, which is evident in photos .1P .3P, .4P and .6P.

Physical description

This is a set of photographs of Printer Technicians using a heavy-duty guillotine to trim bulk printed map stock c1960s to 1980s. The photographs were printed on photographic paper and are part of the Army Survey Regiment’s Collection. The photographs were scanned at 300 dpi.
.1) - Photo, black & white, c1960s, L to R: ‘Wanger’ Payne, unidentified, Lithographic Squadron
.2) - Photo, black & white, c1980s, CPL Ken Cavanagh, Lithographic Squadron
.3) - Photo, black & white, c1970s, unidentified, Lithographic Squadron
.4) - Photo, colour, c1970s, Peter Saunders, Lithographic Squadron
.5) - Photo, black & white, c1980s, L to R: unidentified, WO1 Noel ‘Nesty’ Coulthard, Lithographic Squadron
.6) - Photo, black & white, c1980s, unidentified, Lithographic Squadron

Inscriptions & markings

.1P, .2P, .4P and .5P. personnel annotation on back. * unidentified on .1P due to poor writing.
.3P and .6P – no annotation