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Get this from a library! Type and typesetting: for users of Adana printing machines. [Adana Printing Machines, Ltd., Twickenham, England.]. In June , the Adana Eight-Five was unveiled costing £ a first for them I think – typeset on the last Intertype machine of its kind ever made and which. Adana’s Selection of Stock Blocks. You might be lucky enough to acquire type during your letterpress career-local printers closing In “Type and Typography”.

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Letterpress for beginners Later topic: If I knew where you were, I could suggest a source of instruction.

The Adana 8 x 5 – British Letterpress

If you have type to dispose of, please look at disposing of equipment. One key difference from foundry type was that Monotype could be aligned on the body just as the founder wanted.

With a bit of common sense you can print instantly on these presses. Has it been placed back in the case or thrown? Looking for Type Places to look are — Local printers might direct you to letterpress shops closing down Small Ads in the BPSs Small Printer Magazine eBay occasionally lists printers who are loooking to get rid of their letterpress outfits The type will mostly be available in jobbing cases — these can take up a lot of room, so bear in mind how you will store them in your own shop.

I run a course in Edinburgh. Have a look at a low-quantity compartment like q, z or x and see if there are enough of those characters Quality of the Type: Some compositors take a more personal view — that the type should not be used by hobby printers — and so remove all of a given character to prevent re-use.


I am an absolute novice and their website boasts the Adana as a user friendly machine for beginners.

This meant you could buy, say Modern No. Is it covered in dust or ink? This means that different castings of 12pt Gill Sans will always have a body of 12pt, and will always have the same design, but the characters may not line up because the character is not positioned in the same place on the body.

I am a complete novice at letterpress a very keen one though. This leaves cases with gaps in the most common characters. Thanks for replying, your information is tyoe helpful! Remember that our current, UK founders are only ytpesetting business while demand exists so you should use them while they are still around.

I am very excited about getting started but also a bit worried that I have been a bit foolish in thinking I can learn from scratch! Cleanliness of the whole thing: Does anyone know if there is an agent for Caslon Limited in Australia.

Alternatively is there anyone in Australia wanting to sell one, preferably with manual? When type was cast by a traditional foundry, like Stephenson, Blakethey maintained alignments between castings. It contains useful information and instructions. Stafford-Baker of the Happy Dragons Press. Inspiration and much of the content of this article comes from J. If you are looking for type you are competing with the scrap man.

Several manuals can be downloaded on this site. The quality of the type will depend on the way the shop was run. For this reason, you should not mix different Monotype founts except where they are from a recognised founder.


I have emailed Caslon but no reply. Remember also that type — being predominantly lead — has a scrap value. Some places know that they will not use lead type again and so do not distribute it back once a printing job is complete.

Adana 5 x 3 Manual

I have recently purchased an Adana 5×3. In some ways, well-used type is protected against corrosion. It might also mean that you have to clean it up before use If you have type to dispose of, please look at disposing of equipment Alignment: Hello I have recently purchased an Adana 5×3.

Each piece of type qdana a certain size and crucually, the alignment of the character on the type was consistent. The type will mostly be available in jobbing cases — these can adqna up a lot of room, so bear in mind how you will store them in your own shop.

Adana 5 x 3 Manual | Briar Press | A letterpress community

Are there gaps in some letters? Does it look free of corrosion? Check out earlier postings as well.

Hello, I am interested in purchasing an Adana tabletop letterpress. I have copies of the instruction booklet for all Adanas and could send you one.

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