Re: [PPLetterpress] LA Printers Fair Report - obscure leading?
- In the late 70s when printing a big project I settled on 2.5 pt. leading for 10 pt. Baskerville, which meant 1 pt. and 1.5 pt. leads, 20 picas long. I still have some of these, but my eyesight is not quite the same and it's much harder now to sort them!
MattOn Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 1:46 PM, mike day <vangogh1888@...> wrote:
Thanks for this. I bought some 1, 3, 6 from Mr Ambrosi a few years ago and was very please with his work but it doesn't hurt to know another source. 1.5 is very interesting.
2011/10/3 Silber MaiKätzchen <maykitten1@...>1pt., 3pt., other odd sizes. I have an Giant Caster mold
for 1.5 pt. (And regularly still use the Giant Caster.)
quam minimum credula postero!
Odes Book I
Long Day Press
- --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Matt Kelsey <matthewkelsey@...> wrote:
>Matt, here's some 20/20 hindsight for you: using two-point leads and 1/2 point copper strip or inexpensive .007" index paper would have been much easier to sort. You need perceivable differences in thickness or material. Today brasses and coppers are a rarity to buy, but 1-pt leads and 1/2 point index stock are available and the index at least is affordable (and standard in a non-distribution Monotype situation even back in the '70s). Index stock can be cut on a slug cutter if you don't have a saw.
> In the late 70s when printing a big project I settled on 2.5 pt. leading for
> 10 pt. Baskerville, which meant 1 pt. and 1.5 pt. leads, 20 picas long. I
> still have some of these, but my eyesight is not quite the same and it's
> much harder now to sort them!