Our shop is devoted to the book arts, particularly the craft
of fine letterpress printing and traditional book typography.
The typefaces and ornaments displayed throughout this website
are cast in our shop foundry in a metal alloy of superior hardness,
from 8- to 72-point, and represent the most extensive collection
of classic English Monotype book faces in the United States, including
over 7,000 accented matrices. In an age of computer excellence,
our metal typefaces continue to remain unsurpassed aesthetically
for the design and production of outstanding letterpress printing,
from simple ephemera to large, hand-bound, limited edition books.
Work designed, set, printed, and bound in our shop is produced
directly from our cast metal type on a variety of Vandercook and
Heidelberg cylinder presses (maximum sheet size: 22 x 32 inches).
Our Monotype composition and display typography is also available
in repro proof or in metal for other letterpress printers. Fonts
of type are cast on commission to any font scheme & any alignment
including extra sorts, and sold by the pound, pending specific
requirements. All machine composition sizes include small caps
as well as roman and italic alphabets through 14-pt. Display sizes
include roman and italic only (no small caps). All type is cast
from English Monotype .050" drive matrices. A quote for machine
composition, including rough proof and sorts, is provided on receipt
of typescript. For further information or an estimate please write,
call, or fax us.