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Casting Leads on the Super Caster - video

Started by Dave Hughes, October 28, 2022, 08:43:37 AM

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I don't think this video has been posted before, though it is quite old.

The captions get degrees C and degrees F mixed up near the start.

Here's what the Hand and Eye Foundry have to say:

At Hand & Eye Letterpress, we have a computer-controlled Composition caster, and a Super caster; as well as casting type on both of them, we occasionally need to cast some leads for our own stock, or for customers.  Here, we run you briefly through what's involved in casting 6pt leads on the Super caster.

As well as setting and casting type for our own use, we provide a hot metal typesetting service for anyone wanting to print their own jobs; we also sell founts of type, including frequent offerings of interesting display faces. 

Hand & Eye Letterpress is one of the few remaining commercial letterpress printers; based in London's Whitechapel, we have a large Heidelberg SB cylinder press, capable of printing a sheet larger than A2, a Monotype Composition caster for setting books and substantial portions of text, and many cases of wooden and metal type for hand composition.
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