Affordable 14pt-72pt display type

Hi all. I’ve been trying to think of a way to offer founts of 14pt-72pt display type, without the discouraging cost of hiring the matrices, and I’ve come up with what I hope will be a good system.

I’ve made a sign up form on, where you can see which faces are available in which sizes. There are a fair few…

1. Sign up to the typefaces you’re interested in.
2. When the minimum number of people have signed up, we’ll email you to get a shipping address, and will invoice you with a total including shipping.
3. When everyone’s paid their invoice, we’ll cast the type.
4. You should receive your new type within 4 weeks of paying your invoice (depending on how busy we are…)

Please do have a look and let me know what you think- comments are welcome, especially if you have thoughts on how to improve the system. It will work best if a large number of people know about it, so if you have suggestions on how to spread the word, bring them on.

And, finally, for every typeface that we end up casting, we’re going to donate a fount to the London Centre for Book Arts (, so you’ll be helping others to get into letterpress printing as well.

Thanks, all


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