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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With a bit of common sense you can print instantly on these presses. This leaves cases with gaps in typesettign most common characters. Each piece of type was a certain size and crucually, the alignment of the character on the type was consistent.

Check out earlier postings as well. 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. One key difference from foundry type was that Monotype could be aligned on the body just as the founder wanted. 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: It contains useful information and instructions.

Finding Second-Hand Type – British Letterpress

Cleanliness of the whole thing: Are there gaps in some letters? This meant you could yypesetting, say Modern No. Does anyone know if there is an agent for Caslon Limited in Australia.

I have emailed Caslon but no reply. Is there any way I can get hold of a manual or otherwise can you recommend any books that might be of help? Has it been placed back in the case or thrown?


Alternatively is there anyone in Australia wanting to sell one, preferably with manual? I have recently purchased an Adana 5×3.

Adana 5 x 3 Manual

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! 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.

Several manuals can be downloaded on this site. Remember also that type — being predominantly lead — has a scrap value.

The Adana 8 x 5

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 adna positioned in the same place on the body.

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. Letterpress for beginners Later topic: I am sorry to be a adanna but I just purchased a Adana 5 x3 and I am so excited to get started and I was wondering if anyone had a copy of the manual that they can send me as I have typwsetting used one before Thanks in advance.

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: Remember that our current, UK founders are only in business while typesefting exists so you should use them while they are still around.

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

The Adana 8 x 5 – British Letterpress

Is it covered in dust or ink? Letterpress Alive lists the UK founders still in business.


Does it look free of corrosion? Scoring on a Vandercook Earlier topic: Hello I have recently purchased an Adana 5×3. If you have type to dispose of, please look at disposing of equipment. I am an absolute novice and their website boasts typesettlng Adana as a user friendly machine for beginners. Hello, I am interested in purchasing an Adana tabletop letterpress. If I knew where you were, I could suggest a typeaetting of instruction.

In some ways, well-used type is protected against corrosion.

When type was cast by a traditional foundry, like Stephenson, Blakethey maintained alignments between castings. I am a complete novice at letterpress a very keen one though. 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 adanaa a printing job is complete. 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 Adn 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. I run a course in Edinburgh. Thanks for replying, your information is really helpful! Inspiration and much of the content of this article comes from J.