The Museum's foundry features two Monotype Super Casters, one Monotype Composition Caster and Keyboard (yet to be commissioned) and around 700 founts of display (14pt and above) and composition ( the smaller book sizes) matrices. These matrices are used to make lead type. The addition of 10% tin and 16%antimony ensures a harder and more durable type.
Fount Schemes: The Museum uses the Monotype Standardised Fount Scheme - click on the table below. Currently
Matrices images below.
Monotype Borders and Rules: The Museum is shortly to take delivery of nearly one hundred matrices for the casting
of Monotype borders and rules. Casting is expected to commence in June 2016. Enquiries are welcomed.
Specimen Sheets - click on the appropriate point size for pdfs.
Continuous Borders: 6pt, 12pt
Pricing: Prices for cast founts are listed on the Buy/Sell page. Postage is extra. Members of The Printing Museum enjoy a 10%
discount. GST does not apply to overseas orders. For custom casting please enquire.
Orders to: foundry [at] theprintingmuseum.org.nz
LINOTYPE & INTERTYPE
The Museum has a large number of Linotype and Intertype casters. Typesetting services are available at very
competitive rates. For a list of current faces, please click on the image right.
The Museum also manufactures spacing, leading and borders. Check the Buy/Sell page or enquire above.
Casting Type at the Foundry