The life of H. Joseph Gerber: biography of the man who built the first CtP image setter

Gerber BioIn The Inventor´s Dilemma David Gerber describes how his father did not only invent CtP, but also built the first image setter. This changed our industry profoundly. They are part of the more than 60 patents in the areas of plotting, printing, digitizing, computer graphics, screen print, stenciling an billboard printing.
Joseph Gerber started his company Gerber Scientific with only 3000 US$. In 1996, the year of Gerber´s death, the company had a turnover of more than 350MUS$.
Gerber Technology now owns the patents and still spends millions on research into technologies in and outside the print industry.
The book can be ordered via Amazon and is available in hard cover only. A logical choice for a biography of a man who never used a computer.


Rob van den Braak

Printer’s devil (1964), phototypesetter, offsetprinter, teacher of graphic techniques, salesmanager, productmanager, trade journalist, founder of BlokBoek e-zine (2011). But above all husband, father, friend and lover of life in southern Spain (since 2010).

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