SIGNAL HISTORY 1970-1979

1970

- in 1970 64 pages

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SIGNAL issue 27, 1970
- web offset, 10.000 copies
- 32 pages, 215x285 mm
- 1.000 ads: penpals and photos, collectors, mail order
texts: manual typewriter


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SIGNAL issue 28, 1970
- web offset, 10.000 copies
- 32 pages, 215x285 mm
- 1.000 ads: penpals and photos, collectors, mail order
texts: manual typewriter


1971

- in 1971 56 pages

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SIGNAL issue 29, 1971
- web offset, 10.000 copies
- 24 pages, 215x285 mm
- 500 ads: penpals and photos, collectors, mail order
texts: manual typewriter


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SIGNAL issue 30, 1971
- web offset, 10.000 copies
- 32 pages, 205x285 mm
- 500 ads: penpals and photos, collectors, mail order
texts: manual typewriter


1972

- in 1972 64 pages...

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SIGNAL issue 31, 1972
- web offset, two colors: black and red
- 10.000 copies
- 32 pages, 190x260 mm
- 500 ads: penpals and photos, collectors, mail order
texts: manual typewriter


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SIGNAL issue 32, 1972
- 2-color web offset magazine
- 10.000 circulation
- 28 pages, 190x265 mm
- 400 penpals, collectors, clubs
texts: manual & electric typewriter

1973

- in 1973 56 pages...

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SIGNAL issue 33, 1973
- 2-color web offset magazine
- 10.000 circulation
- 28 pages, 190x265 mm
- 400 penpals, collectors, clubs
texts: manual & electric typewriter


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SIGNAL issue 34, 1973
- multicolor web offset magazine
- 10.000 circulation
- 28 pages, 190x265 mm
- 400 penpals, collectors, clubs
texts: manual & electric typewriter

1974

- in 1974 56 pages...

Raimo Kaarna in Signal's office in 1974. It takes several machines to publish the magazine - the Gestetner 200 offset printing press, a paper cutter, the Morisawa Headliner, IBM ball typewriter, a plate making machine, a photocopy machine, a manual typewriter, shelves for the archieves...

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SIGNAL issue 35, 1974
- b&w offset printed paper
- 1.000 circulation
- 36 pages, 175x250 mm
- 500 penpals, collectors, clubs
texts: manual & IBM ball typewriter
printing: publisher's Gestetner 200


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SIGNAL issue 36, 1974
- b&w offset printed paper
- 1.000 circulation
- 20 pages, 175x250 mm
- 300 penpals, collectors, clubs
texts: manual & IBM ball typewriter
printing: publisher's Gestetner 200
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SIGNAL issue 37, 1974
- b&w offset printed paper
- 1.000 circulation
- 20 pages, 148x210 mm
- 300 penpals, collectors, clubs
texts: manual & IBM ball typewriter
printing: publisher's Gestetner 200

1975

- in 1975 44 pages...

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SIGNAL issue 38, 1975
- b&w offset printed paper
- 1.000 circulation
- 20 pages, 148x210 mm
- 300 penpals, collectors, clubs
texts: manual & IBM ball typewriter
printing: publisher's Gestetner 200


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SIGNAL issue 39, 1975
- 2-color offset printed paper
- 1.000 circulation
- 24 pages, 148x210 mm
- 300 penpals, collectors, clubs
texts: manual & IBM ball typewriter
printing: publisher's Gestetner 200

1976

- in 1976 36 pages...

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SIGNAL issue 40, 1976
- b&w offset printed paper
- 1.000 circulation
- 20 pages, 148x210 mm
- 300 penpals, collectors, clubs
texts: manual & IBM ball typewriter
printing: publisher's Gestetner 200


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SIGNAL issue 41, 1976
- b&w offset printed paper
- 1.000 circulation
- 16 pages, 148x210 mm
- 300 penpals, collectors, clubs
texts: manual & IBM ball typewriter
printing: publisher's Gestetner 200


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SIGNAL's special editions, 1976
400 Penpals Worldwide and Swingers Worldwide
- b&w offset printed paper
- 1.000 circulation
- 16 pages each, 148x210 mm
texts: manual & IBM ball typewriter
printing: publisher's Gestetner 200

1977

- 16 pages in 1977

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SIGNAL issue 43, 1977
- b&w offset printed paper
- 1.000 circulation
- 16 pages, 148x210 mm
- 200 penpals, collectors, clubs
texts: manual & IBM ball typewriter
printing: publisher's Gestetner 200


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SIGNAL issue 44, 1977
- b&w offset printed paper
- 1.000 circulation
- 20 pages, 148x210 mm
- 300 penpals, collectors, clubs
texts: manual & IBM ball typewriter
printing: publisher's Gestetner 200
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SIGNAL issue 45, 1977
- b&w offset printed paper
- 1.000 circulation
- 20 pages, 148x210 mm
- 250 penpals, collectors, clubs
texts: manual & IBM ball typewriter
printing: publisher's Gestetner 200

1978

- 56 pages in 1978

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SIGNAL issue 46, 1978
- b&w offset printed paper
- 1.000 circulation
- 16 pages, 148x210 mm
- 250 penpals, collectors, clubs
texts: manual & IBM ball typewriter
printing: publisher's Gestetner 200


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SIGNAL issue 47, 1978
- b&w offset printed paper
- 1.000 circulation
- 20 pages, 148x210 mm
- 300 penpals, collectors, clubs
texts: Varityper & IBM 82 composer
printing: publisher's Gestetner 200
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700 Penpals Worldwide 1978
Signal' special editions

- b&w offset printed paper
- 1.000 circulation
- 16 pages, 148x210 mm
- 700 penpal listings
texts: Varityper & IBM 82 composer
printing: publisher's Gestetner 200
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Worldwide Club Directory 1978
Signal' special editions

- b&w offset printed paper
- 1.000 circulation
- 20 pages, 148x210 mm
- 200 penpal club listings
texts: Varityper & IBM 82 composer
printing: publisher's Gestetner 200

1979

- 12 pages in 1979

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SIGNAL issue 50, 1979
- 3-color web offset tabloid
- 5.000 circulation
- 12 pages, 290x410 mm
- 350 ads, photos
texts: IBM 72 and IBM 82 electronic composers


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