For anyone under 40, these were sets of black letters on dry transfer sheets that you had to position on the paper then rub the back of the transfer sheet with a pencil. For those under 30, pencils were wooden writing things which you had to sharpen with a knife. For those under .... oh, maybe not. Sheets of Letraset were quite expensive and once you had made a few words you would find all the "e"'s missing but the satisfaction of seeing one's own words in a different typeface is difficult to imagine today.
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