Shiny S-200 DIY Printing Kit 4mm and 5mm Character Height

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Shiny S-200 DIY Printing Kit 4mm and 5mm Character Height

Shiny S-200 DIY Printing Kit 4mm and 5mm Character Height

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The set contained 120 pieces of Monotype Gill Sans, although, rather curiously, the accompanying instruction leaflet was set almost entirely in Stephenson Blake’s rival sanserif, Granby.

Wayne is a very talented typographer and is currently learning the art of lettercutting in stone and wood, so as you would imagine, there are lots of images of inscriptions an lettering. On 10/04/1961 the number one single was Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley and the number one album was GI Blues - Elvis Presley.

My other inkpad, purchased thirty years ago, is still usable and I've never needed to replenish the ink. The letters were in reverse, of course, as the thing worked on the letterpress principle, so you could easily mix the S or 2 with a Z So the skill for all junior printers were to make sure the letters were the right way up before print.

I am very happy to report that my coffee table that I made in Ken Well's metalwork class back in 1961/2 is still going strong and supports my Grandaughter's dolls house being the perfect height for her to move furniture around inside.A 1916 sales receipt from a Wandsworth stationer also clearly refers to a John Bull Printing Set, eleven years before the trade mark was registered with the Department of Trade. Load it up with ink on your ink pad, then carefully press it against a piece of paper, and a few words at a time you were in a position to print an entire book. The top rated TV show was Coronation Street (Granada) and the box office smash was The Great Escape. John Bull later started doing combined sets of letters and picture stamps aimed directly at children (these sets have a three number catalogue sequence, that’s one in the picture below I found on the web). Though I suspect that if you asked for such a thing these days you would be treated with a blank stare of non-comprehension.

I know, it’s a tenuous link, but I was immediately struck by the simplicity of the uppercase characters and the rhythmic linespacing and justification. John Bull Printing Sets are among Britain’s oldest and most popular toys and the most common childhood introduction to ‘relief printing’.A boxed John Bull printing outfit set went for auction for just 5 pounds last week, so you can still pick them up for a bargain.

Other uses, including exhibition catalogue and display, broadcast, advertising, book jackets and commercial packaging, are covered by our commercial terms. Sadly, with the demise of John Bull printing sets, young letterpress printers today must seek their inspiration elsewhere. I don’t remember John Bull … but I had a similar fixation for writing 🙂 And I still have a big old red dictionary that my mum bought me for my 11th birthday. The name of their small enterprise—The Charter Stamp Company—means very little today, but their most famous product—the John Bull Printing Outfits.Maybe that’s why a decade or so later I was pretty good as the “stone sub” on a real newspaper, being able to read what it said in the galleys upside-down and back-to-front. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). The concept was simple; a wooden (later plastic) frame into which the rubber letters were placed using tweezers.



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