2345RE: [PPLetterpress] buying metal type
- Dec 27, 2003Kent,
Times Roman was an English Monotype face. ATF did not make it. Since M&H
is a monotype operation (i.e. their fonts are simply alphabets set on a
monotype machine) their mats should match. They should be able to adjust
the base line to match yours. However, 40 pts is a really odd size. Are
you sure you measured it correctly? M&H does offer a 42 point Times.
Ludlow also produced Times Roman.
As already noted, N.A. Graphics may have the other ATF fonts.
AWT somehow gave or sold its inventory of foundry type to Yale and/or David
Rose when it moved several years ago. David Rose put what Yale did not want
up for sale in 2002. It was all Stephenson Blake type, primarily many sizes
and weights of Consort and Grotesque. There was no ATF type when I went
through it. You could contact David Rose but I think he made a bulk sale of
what was unsold by midsummer 2002.
Franklin Gothic is a fairly common face which comes up frequently in used
type sales. John Barrett probably has a lot if you can accept used type.
I know Dale Guild has the ATF Garamond mats but I do not think Theo has
produced 48 point. He primarily casts to order, but usually overproduces
enough to have a few job fonts available for sale. The cost of a custom
casting is astronomical because of the set up time.
If your type is ATF foundry type it will not match monotype from M&H even if
you get the base line to be the same. The letters are slightly different
and this will be obvious in the large sizes you want. However, if the base
line is your only concern, you should be able to get one of the many
monotype houses to match yours.
From: Kent Manske [mailto:kent@...]
Sent: Friday, December 26, 2003 2:04 PM
Subject: [PPLetterpress] buying metal type
I need advise regarding purchasing metal type. I am looking to
supplement our existing drawers with additional type. Went up to M&H
last week, but their casts have a different baseline from mine. Lewis
Mitchell identified that the fonts were originally cast by American
Type Foundry. Does anyone know who would might stock the ATF fonts
40 Times Roman Bold, complete
14 Franklin Gothic, complete
36 Franklin Gothic, complete
48 Century Expanded, complete
48 Garamond, complete
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