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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I have copies of the instruction booklet for all Adanas and could send you one.

This leaves cases with gaps fypesetting the most common characters. This meant you could buy, say Modern No. Is there any way I can get hold of a manual or otherwise can you recommend any books that might be of help? Each piece of type was a certain size and crucually, the alignment of the character on the type was consistent. I am sorry to be a pain but I just purchased a Adana 5 x3 and I am so excited to get ad and I was wondering if anyone had a copy of the manual that they can send me as I have never used one before Thanks in advance.

If you have type to dispose of, please look at disposing of equipment. Thanks for replying, typesettign information is really helpful!

I am a complete novice at letterpress a very keen one though. Several manuals can be downloaded on this site. I have recently purchased an Adana 5×3.

It contains useful information and instructions. Remember that our current, UK founders are only in business while demand exists so you should use them while they are still around.


Finding Second-Hand Type

Remember also that type — being predominantly lead — has a scrap value. 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? 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.

Scoring on a Vandercook Earlier topic: Have a look at a low-quantity compartment like q, z or x and see tjpesetting there typee enough of those characters Quality of the Type: I am an absolute novice and their website boasts the Adana as a user friendly machine for beginners. Is it covered in dust or ink? 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: Letterpress Alive lists the UK founders still in business.

Adana 5 x 3 Manual

For this reason, you should not mix different Monotype founts except where they are from a recognised founder. Does it look free of corrosion? If you are looking for type you are competing with the scrap man. Some places know that they will not use lead type again and so do not distribute it back once a typseetting job is complete.

Inspiration and much of the content of this article comes from J. 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 adnaa take up a lot of room, so bear in mind typesettinv you will store them in your own shop.


Check out earlier postings as well. If I knew where you were, I could suggest a source of instruction. Adn key difference from foundry type was that Monotype could be aligned on the body just as the founder wanted.

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! With a bit of common sense you can print instantly on these presses. The quality of the type will depend on the way the shop was tjpesetting.

Hello I have recently purchased an Adana 5×3. Has it been placed back in the case or thrown? I have emailed Caslon but no reply.

Adana® – The Home of Small Letterpress

Are there gaps in some letters? 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. Stafford-Baker of the Happy Dragons Press. Letterpress for beginners Later topic: Hello, I am interested in purchasing an Adana tabletop letterpress. I run a course in Edinburgh. In some ways, well-used type is protected adsna corrosion. When type was cast by a traditional foundry, like Stephenson, Blakethey maintained alignments between castings.

Thpe 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.

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