Get this from a library! Type and typesetting: for users of Adana printing machines. [Adana Printing Machines, Ltd., Twickenham, England.]. In June , the Adana Eight-Five was unveiled costing £ a first for them I think – typeset on the last Intertype machine of its kind ever made and which. Adana’s Selection of Stock Blocks. You might be lucky enough to acquire type during your letterpress career-local printers closing In “Type and Typography”.

Author: Monris Samujin
Country: Nicaragua
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Environment
Published (Last): 19 December 2010
Pages: 235
PDF File Size: 7.88 Mb
ePub File Size: 7.98 Mb
ISBN: 558-3-53686-899-9
Downloads: 22412
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mezile

In some ways, well-used type is protected against corrosion.

Alternatively is there anyone in Australia wanting to sell one, preferably with manual? I am a complete novice at letterpress a very keen one though. Scoring on a Vandercook Earlier topic: Has it been placed back in the case or thrown? Does it look free of corrosion? Stafford-Baker of the Tupe Dragons Press.

Axana it covered in dust or ink? Thanks for replying, your information is really helpful! This leaves cases with gaps in the most common characters. For this reason, you should not mix different Monotype founts except where they are from a recognised founder.

One key difference from foundry type was that Monotype could be aligned typesetitng the body just as the founder wanted. Inspiration and much of the hype of this article comes from J.

The quality of the type will depend on the way the shop was run. Some compositors take a more personal view — that the type should not be used by hobby printers — and so remove all of typewetting given character to prevent re-use.


Looking for Type Places to look are — Local printers might direct you to letterpress shops closing down Small Ads in the BPSs Small Printer Magazine eBay occasionally lists printers who are loooking to get rid of their letterpress outfits The type will mostly be available in jobbing cases — these can take up a lot of room, so bear in mind how you will store them in your own shop.

Adana 5 x 3 Manual | Briar Press | A letterpress community

Cleanliness of the whole thing: Hello I have recently purchased an Adana 5×3. It aadana also mean typesetying you have to clean it up before use If you have type to dispose of, please look at disposing of equipment Alignment: Check out earlier postings as well. Does anyone know if there is an agent for Caslon Limited in Australia.

Some places know that they will not use lead type again and so do not distribute it back once a printing job is complete.

I have copies of the instruction booklet for all Adanas and could send you one. Each piece of type was a certain size and crucually, the alignment of the character on the type was consistent.

Letterpress Alive lists the UK founders still in business. The type will mostly be available in jobbing cases — these can take up a lot of room, typesething bear in mind how you will store them in your own shop. This means that different castings of 12pt Gill Sans will always have a body of 12pt, and will always have the same design, but the characters may not line up because the character is not positioned in the same place on the body.


I am an absolute novice and their website boasts ahd Adana as a user typr machine for beginners. Several manuals can be downloaded on this site. Have a look at a low-quantity compartment like q, z or x and see if there are enough of those characters Quality of the Type: I have emailed Caslon but no reply.

Is there any way I can tgpesetting hold of a manual or otherwise can you recommend any books that might be of help?

I run a course in Edinburgh. Hello, I am interested in purchasing an Adana tabletop letterpress.

Adana 5 x 3 Manual

I have recently purchased an Adana 5×3. With a bit of common sense you can print instantly on these presses. If you have type to dispose of, please look at disposing of equipment. If you are looking for type you are competing with the scrap man.

Letterpress for adsna Later topic: It contains useful information and instructions.