Monday, November 14, 2011


it always interests me when I set up a chase for printing to notice just how different the printing surface looks from the printed surface - here's the chase set up for 'something' I'm working on at present - the type is wood made by Hamilton, and which they list as Modified Gothic - it's 8-line high (8 ems), and I have a fairly full set of caps, lower case, numbers and punctuation, all in very good condition - so, the chase + type = the forme - 

and this is what the printed image looks like -
interesting, isn't it -