Year: 2020

More Matcase Storage

Over the past year or so I’ve purchased more composition matrices and so far they’ve been sitting on the floor, in the way, in the boxes they were shipped in. Last week I made four more cases to hold them,

Updated Typeface List

Our list of faces that we can cast has been updated to include the composition matrices we have acquired over the past year or so. Unfortunately, I still don’t have the computer control for the caster running, so I still

Mystery Monotype Matcase

I have a matcase for Monotype composition casting that is a bit of a mystery to me. Some of it is easy to figure out: This case contains 14-point 175A Bodoni and 14-point 79J Caslon Bold (with french accents). I

Walnut Ink Shrinkage

Several years ago I made a batch of walnut ink. We’ve had a 500ml bottle of this sitting near our desk since then. Over the years the bottle has collapsed from a vacuum forming inside, and I finally decided to

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What was lost is now found!

Ever since the ATF conference in Salem MA in August 2014, I’ve been looking for the 49A matrix holder which I had brought to the conference to show around. This is a holder for using Lanston display matrices with the

A few price increases

We’ve had to restock some of our additives recently, and as our costs go up, we have to raise our prices as well. Here is the updated pricing: Titanium Dioxide 125g 250g 500g 1kg 2kg $8.10 $13.20 $22.28 $36.00 discontinued

4WD repairs on my 2013 Dodge Ram 2500

For a while now I’d been having trouble with the 4-wheel drive shifting on my Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck. I would select to shift to 4-wheel drive, and the shift would start but never complete. At least once I

National Arts Drive postponed to June 20th

Due to recent circumstances the National Arts Drive has decided to postpone their event until Saturday, June 20th.

The National Arts Drive

It is slightly late notice, but this Saturday, June 6th postponed to Saturday, June 20th 2020, something called the National Arts Drive, a sort of drive-by studio tour, will take place across North America. We will be participating in this,

US Display Mat Holder Insert Handle replacement

The Monotype composition caster uses various holders to position the matrix (which has the shape of the letter to cast cut into it) properly over the cavity of the mould. These are installed in the caster instead of a diecase

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