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Setting the type

setting the type

My first letterpress project is a business card.  I set the type in the composing stick using 12pt. and 18 pt. Baskerville font.  This took me a lot longer than expected because as I was setting the email address, I realized that my set of typeface did not have the @ symbol.  I did some research and learned that when letterpress was at its peak, this symbol was used but not so widely that it was included with each typeset.  One had to purchase these symbols separately which is what I had to do before I could finish setting the type. 🙂

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Baskerville font from M&H foundry

@ symbols from the typefoundry of Patrick Reagh