Re: [PPLetterpress] letterpress optimised digital type [was: Favourite fonts for Photopolymer printing]
I'm not quite certain but I think Jim Rimmer may have done this. He
recently contracted with an undisclosed foundry to sell his digital font
designs and revivals and is now concentrating on punchcutting.
I can send you his email address if you would like to contact him.
>On another matter, I wondered if punches for metal type could be cut
>from digital designs? Anyone had any experience with this?
I think I have found something...
I had previously not read the final chapter, "The Colorado Project,"
on Mandel's work in the Southall book. Mandel used the term "cutout"
for ink trap and "finial" for thorn. The note regarding the problem of
scale and size with PostScript is of interest as is his suggestion
that these additions need to be sacrified during printing "leaving
behind the real intended shape of the character." Southall does spend
a bit more time with this.
> > In this regard I have another question. Discussing ink traps, it is
> > claimed that in the old days such skilled punch cutters / font
> designers as
> > e.g. J.M. Fleischmann deliberately changed the form of their glyphs
> on the
> > punches, precisely because of ink gain matters. Is that so? Did you
> > metal punches that prove this? And if that be the case, what exactly
> > punch cutters took into account? Did they write down their
> experiences so as
> > to hand over their knowledge to progeny?
> > As soon as I have cleaned up my messy documentation folders and
> found the df
> > paper, I'll inform you.
> > Kind regards
> > Ludwig