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Re: looking for slugs



Caroline...

Are you referring to metal type for hand-set letterpress printing?  The
cast lead alloy type (foundry type) is commonly used by many letterpress
print shops.  Depending on the size and type you need, a print shop in your
area may have some old metal type they might give you.  Look for a printer
with letterpress capabilities...

Good luck,
Chris Clark
Cave Dog Studio

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>i am looking for old newspaper slugs (i believe that's what they're called)
>-- the lead, backwards letters that were used for printing. specifically i
>would like the letters: S, M, L.  capital or lowercase, preferably in a
>conservative block style. i haven't found old printing press stores in my
>area (midwest), and wondered if a catalogue of such gems existed.   it's for
>a present i'm making.
>
>thanks,
>caroline
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