About us

Who we are and what we do?

Born out of a school boy ambition to cast our own type, we are a small hobby type foundry using a Monotype Super Caster.

Our passion is keeping letterpress alive by making new type and ornaments accessible to all.

Our aim is to offer small quantities of type and ornaments for sale to the hobby letterpress printer.

We operate on a small scale, and only when time allows. Indeed we feel able to proclaim that we are probably the world’s smallest type foundry!

We hold a small stock of borders and symbols for immediate sale, and when time allows, we will cast to order from our modest collection of matrices.

Please check our News Page for details of our current casting plans, as well as dates of forthcoming events we will be attending.

Producing a definitive printed catalogue of our collection of type and ornament matrices is very difficult and is taking years to complete.

However we are pleased to say that we are currently proofing various designs and hope to publish in the near future.

Our matrix list page shows our range of matrices and proofs from our printed catalogue.

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As founding members of the Campaign for Affordable Letterpress we hope our prices reflect this.

Small card founts are supplied based on a 5A 10a synopsis (6pt to 14pt) and 3A 6a (16pt to 72pt), with quantity discounts where more than one fount is required.

The weight of such founts will vary depending upon the type face. We will be happy to quote on request.

Quads and spacing can also be supplied.

Shopping cart & payment

Our online shop features Box Sets for which volume discounts do not apply.

To buy a Box Set, click on the buy icon and then select the quantity required.

Unfortunately our website currently does not have a shopping cart.

If you would like to buy different Box Sets at the same time please email us and we will send you a PayPal invoice for the combined purchase.

We use PayPal as our secure payment provider. You do not need a PayPal account, just your debit or credit card. Our Privacy Policy can be found here .

Mailing list

We would love to hear from you, especially if you wish to be on our mailing list.

We send out occasional email newsletters and subscriber only offers & discounts.

To subscribe to our mailing list click here.

You can opt out at any time.

Terms of sale

Our prices are in Pound Sterling and subject to availability.

We endeavour to supply purchased goods within 3 days but ask that you allow up to 21 days for fulfilment.

We accept payment via our secure PayPal link. You do not need a PayPal account to use the link.

If you are dissatisfied with your purchase please get in touch and we will do our best to resolve the problem. The cost of returning goods that are faulty or supplied in error will be borne by us. Otherwise it will be your responsibility.

These terms are governed by the Laws of England & Wales. Your statutory rights are unaffected.