Avon DataSet Limited was established in 1983 and is based just outside Stratford-on-Avon in the Midlands.
The companies prime objective was to take Typesetting to new levels and in the companies early days it was a true pioneer in the typesetting industry. We were one of the first companies to introduce the taking data from direct from customers own computer systems instead of rekeying all the information.
We moved on from taking the data ourselves to being able to take customers disks. From Wang to Amstrad, Commodore to IBM, we could take all sizes and shapes and extract the files we needed. That was the old InterMedia system from Lewis in Sussex.
Developing our typesetting systems with the original Compugraphic 7500 & 7700’s and later the Agfa Compugraphic MCS systems. We also helped to develop, and were a leading UK installation of the Interset system, which brought us both new technology but also our very first integrated graphics screens. Yes, we could mix text and pictures on the same page and output directly to either film or paper.
Those were the days…