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Re: looking for slugs
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: looking for slugs
- From: Cave Dog Studio <cavedog@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 13 Jul 1996 19:36:12 -0400
- Message-id: <199607132329.TAA08533@listserv.syr.edu>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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...
Cave Dog Studio
>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.
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