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10303Re: Hot metal type

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  • nashopolis
    Dec 10, 2008
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      --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "rgraphix214" <deystad@...> wrote:
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      > A customer of ours needs some hot metal type. I found a place in San Francisco (M&H) that
      > does it, but is there somewhere in the midwest still doing it.
      >
      > The customer wants to use it for foil stamping. Does doing hot foil stamping with lead type
      > make sense? We make hot foil stamping dies, but we treasure our fingers too much to try
      > cutting out dies of individual letters/numbers at 12 pt.
      >


      Howdy new to the group, all of the above info sounds right to me.

      Foil stamping will kill your lead type over time.
      That said Sky Shipley, who casts type, is in southern Illinois and a nice guy
      www.skylinetype.com

      good luck
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