THE OLD SCHOOL PRESS

Notes on the Press's resources

Main typefaces 

When Mark Arman closed his Workshop Press we were fortunate to be able to buy his holding of Perpetua, Caslon and various other faces. The bulk of Mark's founts were of Monotype composition type, and some of these are pictured in this image. We also bought foundry founts from Stephenson Blake of various sizes of Perpetua and Caslon shortly before SB closed their foundry, and some of Mark's SB founts were merged with them. We now have useful quantities of foundry 14pt Perpetua and Caslon for hand-setting, and an excellent range of other sizes up to 72pt, including Perpetua titling founts from 18pt up to 72pt.
 

We were very fortunate to acquire large founts of the Hunt Roman type, in 14pt, 18pt, and 24pt. It's a real pleasure to set hard foundry type, especially when it is such a fine face.


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