Category: Things we sell

Price Increases on Some Products

Inflation once again rears its ugly head, forcing us to increase some of our product prices. I think many of our suppliers’ prices were set by the supply chain before the price of oil fell through the floor, so the

Posted in Things we sell, Us

Linen Thread

Every now and then someone asks us how thick our linen thread is, or whether it is the same as some other thread they have used. Our thread sizes are specified by two numbers separated by a slash, such as

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Endbands (Headbands)

I just added a new Page to the static content of our site showing samples of the endbands (headbands) that we sell.

Posted in Kevin, Things we sell

Preparing to cast some type

Someone has asked me to cast some type to fill out a font they already have. For reasons unknown, he has almost no capital S and is also short on capital C and T. He mailed me a sample type

Posted in Font Casting, Kevin, Monotype Composition Caster, Things we sell

More home-made Monotype Caster parts

Someone had asked me for some parts for their Monotype Compositon Caster. Like me, he has the pump latch mechanism but he’s missing the modified pump spring rod and spacer sleeve, so he asked me to make a set for

Posted in Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin, Things we sell

More bookcloth remnants

My trip to the Niagara area last month included a stop to get more assorted pieces of bookcloth. We finally got the cloth stored in our rack and have some samples for making an updated sample sheet. Those two that

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Maple Mould and Deckle Sets

This week I’m making a few of our large (8½×11″) Maple Mould and Deckle sets. We’re out of stock on them, and we might be getting an order for a few soon so I thought I should try to keep

Posted in Kevin, Moulds and Deckles, Things we sell

Fibre Beating Sticks

Last weekend, I put off making more composition matcase cases to give me time to make more of the pulp beating sticks we sell. How many I make depends on how large a piece of maple lumber I can get.

Posted in Kevin, Things we sell

Two days of marbling

This weekend was our Rural Routes Studio Tour, during which I was demonstrating paper marbling. I spent quite a bit of time describing what I was doing, warning people to keep out of the spatter zone, and (when there were

Posted in Kevin, Lily, Marbling, Rural Routes Studio Tour, Things we sell

Catalogue and New Products List updated

The PDF versions of our catalogue and New Products List have been updated to fix a couple of mistakes, to update the pricing for 1st cut cotton linters, and to add our new #16 needles.

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