Groups and Societies

…best online dis­cus­sion for­ums; and also the best place to buy and sell let­ter­press equip­ment out­side of the UK. http://www.briarpress.org/ Online: Met­al Type Dave Hughes’ vibrant site is a mecca for…

Principles and Operation of the Ludlow

…Types lar­ger than 12pt will overhang in a ‘T’ shape: up to 144 pt will sit with just a 12pt sup­port.  To help dur­ing print­ing, ‘blank’ slugs can be cast…

Linotype and Intertype Salvage

…very, very lucky. Do you know about the online (PDF) ver­sion of Lino­type Machine Prin­ciples which Jerry Spurl­ing has online on his site: www.linotype.org Worth read­ing. It is US vs UK, but it…

Gold Ink, Bronzing and Foil Printing

…bronze powder, or sil­ver ink made from alu­mini­um powder or paste. Bronz­ing: print­ing first with a tacky pre­par­a­tion and imme­di­ately dust­ing with bronze, alu­mini­um or oth­er metal­lic powder which adheres to…

Cropper

…mod­est claim of 1,000 — 1,250iph was an exag­ger­a­tion. It was avail­able in the fol­low­ing sizes; 7″ x 11″, 9″ x 14″, 10″ x 15″, 11″ x 17″, 13″ x 19″.…

MacTronic: Monotype Typesetting from Computer

The res­ult is a sys­tem that allows text to be pre­pared and then sent dir­ectly to the caster to pro­duce brand-new per­fect types.  This art­icle looks in a little more…

Organisation of a Printing Office

…man­power, main­ten­ance etc.  In this way there’s no pos­sib­il­ity of effi­cient, use­ful machines sub­sid­ising older machines without any­one know­ing Pri­cing and Invoicing This pro­cess is con­cerned with get­ting a price

Finding a Press

…print­ing works foy­ers or enthu­si­asts’ draw­ing rooms. Their cur­rent value is thus around 500 times what they were deemed worth 50 years ago. Like pro­fes­sion­al view-cam­er­as, they are cap­able, in…

Suppliers

…Engin­eer Tony Wood, Leeds: 0113 260 6134 — http://www.impression-works.co.uk/ Rollers Rollers for com­mon hand presses are avail­able from a num­ber of UK sources.  Try Adana’s par­ent com­pany — Caslon. Composing…

Beginning Bookbinding

…you can begin book­bind­ing with a kit that will cost a frac­tion of the price of a 5 sq. ft. goat­skin hide. The fol­low­ing kits are avail­able – Hewits Book­bind­ers starter pack…

Thermography

their first basic machine in 1950 which took already-dus­ted art­icles on a con­vey­or belt through a tun­nel that held heat­ing ele­ments.  Later iter­a­tions of machines from Adana and Caslon took…

Vicobold Machines: Victoria Platens

…Weight Vico­bold 10.25″ x 14″ (26 x 35.5cm) 9.5″ x 13.25″ (24 x 33.5cm) 11″ x 14.25″ (28 x 36cm) 49″ x 47″ (124 x 120cm) 0.5hp 8.5cwt (425kg) This machine is…