The hectograph or jellygraph was a predecessor to the ditto machine. It used Perkins mauve as a transfer ink

The hectograph or jellygraph was a predecessor to the ditto machine. It used Perkins mauve as a transfer ink

HECTOGRAPH FTW! Gelatin, transfer paper, big pan...make your own printing press. OK, it's closer to a mimeograph, but still. http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/speccoll/2013/07/16/what-the-hectograph/

HECTOGRAPH FTW! Gelatin, transfer paper, big pan...make your own printing press. OK, it's closer to a mimeograph, but still. http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/speccoll/2013/07/16/what-the-hectograph/

Edvard Munch, Self-portrait on Sofa, 1925. Hectograph on cardboard, 500 x 382 mm. Private collection© The Munch Museum/The Munch-Ellingsen Group/2013, ProLitteris, Zurich.

Edvard Munch, Self-portrait on Sofa, 1925. Hectograph on cardboard, 500 x 382 mm. Private collection© The Munch Museum/The Munch-Ellingsen Group/2013, ProLitteris, Zurich.

How to make a hectograph

How to make a hectograph

Hectograph - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hectograph - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

We tested making hectograph prints with gelatin.

We tested making hectograph prints with gelatin.

Who remembers the hectograph?

Who remembers the hectograph?

Making Copies with the Hectograph

Making Copies with the Hectograph

I remember Mrs Hall in Year 1 using a hectograph to make copies of worksheets! They came out purple print. Some times she would let us peel them off.

I remember Mrs Hall in Year 1 using a hectograph to make copies of worksheets! They came out purple print. Some times she would let us peel them off.

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