I am new to letterpress and found this image on the web with no details as to where these were purchased. I am also attaching another photo that was also found on the web which has a chase in it that has type set with what I think are all metal spacers?
I am not as concerned about the type but below is a box of spacers that look new - where would you purchase something like this.
I am also a little confused about the difference between spacers and furniture. Is there somewhere that I can see photos of these different items? Is there somewhere that there is a chart of the standard sizes still available?
I have seen in posts people being directed to NA Graphics but I cant find furniture on that site and most of their items dont even have images which makes it really difficult for a beginner. That is why I am asking for photos. I cant find the glossary here either that is supposed to have photos of printing items. I did find the museum where there are photos of the presses - which is very helpful.
Do you all prefer metal or wood? I keep seeing people on the list saying wood is bad because it warps so should metal ones be purchased?
Any direction would be helpful. Thank you!
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Be sure to ask Terry Plummer about furniture. He just might sell some to you. He has cleaned out a lot of print shops and my guess is that he has several lifetimes supply of that stuff unless he has already dumped it over the years. Yes, metal is best.
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Rick - great idea - I will ask him tomorrow!
Sal - I am sorry for being so ignorant. I did receive my copy of the Practice of Printing yesterday in the mail and it was very helpful in explaining the differences in spacing material for me and now I completely understand the differences.
Racer - I am definitely in need of some furniture but I am going to talk to someone local tomorrow first in case I can save myself on shipping. If he is unable to help me - I will give you a call tomorrow.
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