Category: Type Casting

2018 ATF Conference Wrap-up

Sunday August 26th was the wrap-up day for the conference. In the afternoon there was a barbecue and open house hosted by Patrick Reagh Printers in Sebastopol, about an hour’s drive north of San Francisco. Unfortunately my flight home departed

Posted in American Typecasting Fellowship, Kevin, Past Events, Type Casting

2018 ATF Conference—Day Two

The second day of the 2018 ATF conference again took place at M&H Type.

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2018 ATF Conference—Day One

The first day proper of the 2018 ATF conference consisted of a series of presentations given in the gallery space at Arion Press. The day started off with a continental breakfast, a Welcome and general comments and announcements, then on

Posted in American Typecasting Fellowship, Past Events, Type Casting

Off to Frisco!

Tomorrow I’ll be flying to San Francisco for the 2018 American Typecasting Fellowship (ATF) conference, hosted this year by M&H Type and the Arion Press. I expect most of the usual gang to be there, with presentations about old systems

Posted in American Typecasting Fellowship, Conferences and Meet-ups, Kevin, Past Events, Type Casting

Updated Information on New Type

We have updated our page describing the new type we offer to include some details on characteristics and typical pricing.

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New type for letterpress now available

We have posted a list of the faces and sizes we have available for casting in our Products section.

Posted in Font Casting, Things we sell

An Unusual Monotype Mould

I found an unusual Lanston Monotype 30pt display mould (for the Composition caster and Type and Rule caster) at my last visit to Don Black’s. What intrigued me was that the top of the blade appeared to be split into

Posted in Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin, Mystery Parts, Type Casting

But then there’s the sorts matrices…

I have my display font matrices in proper boxes now, but I still have mats for symbols, arrows, braces and brackets, ornaments, borders, etc. to sort out and inventory. Most of these were in the loose tray at top left.

Posted in Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin, Type Casting

Display matrices all in boxes (finally)

I finally have all my Monotype display matrices, at least the ones I plan on keeping in the long run, in uniform storage boxes. Altogether I have 82 faces in 82 boxes, each box containing between 1 and 5 sizes.

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How Not to Make Matrix Blanks

The Lanston Monotype display matrices are essentially rectangles of brass (or aluminum) approximately 1⅛×¾×0.094″ with two corners cut off at an angle. It would seem that the best material to start with would be 1/8×¾″ brass strip, and the first

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