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Mon 28th Oct 2019
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Recently I have been picking up some pieces of moveable metal type used in Letterpress so I can add text to my prints. This is the type printers used to print with, before other faster reproduction methods were used.

Gill Sans 24pt Letterpress Type
Moveable Metal Letterpress Type - small box of 24pt Gill Sans CAPS

Photo above shows one small box of type (with some letters missing because I've just set them on the bed of my press!).

All type is locked into my press bed using the traditional Chase, Quoins, leads etc.

Locking in type
Locking in Letterpress type to the chase on my press bed

A simple example with some metal type and wood dividers is shown below.

Letterpress 'Merry Christmas / Season's Greetings To You' Card - LPC2
Letterpress
Size: C6 - c.14.8x10.5cm (c.6x4")
Material: 100% Recycled Kraft fleck 270gsm card

Letterpress 'Merry Christmas / Season's Greetings To You' Card - LPC2
Letterpress
Size: C6 - c.14.8x10.5cm (c.6x4")
Material: 100% Recycled Kraft fleck 270gsm card

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