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Re: H&FJ Mercury (continuation from the "StormType: Letterpress printed specimen

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  • Gerald Lange
    Ludwig Well, one might prefer the type is deeply set into the paper (it has a bit more of a classier ring to it) but, hey, at least letterpress is making a
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      Ludwig

      Well, one might prefer "the type is deeply set into the paper" (it has
      a bit more of a classier ring to it) but, hey, at least letterpress is
      making a "dent" in the consciousness of the digital type design folks.
      Moreover, they ARE giving more credence to "compensation" than most
      letterpress printers do.

      Gerald
      http://BielerPress.blogspot.com


      --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Ludwig M. Solzen"
      <ppletterpress@...> wrote:
      >
      > Yet another one. From the Hoefler & Frère-Jones type foundry:
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      > "Letterpress —Most letterpress printers who print from photopolymer
      plates
      > favor a deep impression. To compensate for ink squeeze, use Mercury Text
      > Grade One, especially when printing on heavier stocks, such as those
      used
      > for business cards and invitations. If you must reverse out of a solid
      > color, use Mercury Text Grade Four."
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      > http://www.typography.com/order/index.html
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      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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