UK typefounders

CompanyOperatorCommercial /
private
MachinesCapabilitiesNotes
Effra Press & TypefoundryNick GillCommercialMonotype Composition Caster
Monotype Super Caster
Hot metal typesetting (Monotype, 6pt-14pt)
Display type founts (14pt-72pt)
Display borders (14pt - 48pt)
Large composition founts (16pt, 18pt)
Small composition founts (6pt-14pt)
Leads & rules (1pt, 2pt, 3pt, 6pt, 12pt)
The composition caster is driven by Bill Welliver's electronic interface, attached to an Apple computer. Copy can be set from a Unicode UTF-8 text file, and a 'soft' proof (showing line breaks, justification, paragraph alignment etc) can be viewed for proofing before type is cast.
Gloucester TypesettingStan LaneCommercialMonotype Composition Caster x ?
Monotype Super Caster x ?
Hot metal typesetting (Monotype)
Large composition typesetting (Monotype, 14pt-24pt)
Speed SpoolsHarry MacintoshCommercialMonotype Composition Caster x ?
Monotype Super Caster x ?
Hot metal typesetting (Monotype)
SupertypeBrian HorsfallCommercialMonotype Composition Caster x ?
Monotype Super Caster x ?
Small composition founts (6pt-14pt)
The Elrod PressAndy TaylorCommercialIntertype C4 (American depth)
Ludlow (model L)
Elrod strip caster x 2 (models F & K)
Hot metal typesetting (Ludlow and Intertype slugs)
Leads & rules (1pt - 36pt)
Paekakariki PressMatt McKenzieCommercialLudlow TypographHot metal typesetting (Ludlow slugs)
The Carpathian PressAndrew DolinskiPrivateMonotype Composition Caster
Monotype Super Caster
Ludlow Typograph
Alembic PressDavid BoltonPrivateMonotype Composition Caster x 2
Monotype keyboard x 2
Monotype Super Caster
Gwasg GregynogGerard O'SheaPrivateMonotype Composition CasterThe press uses Harry Macintosh's 'Mactronic' computer system to drive its composition caster.
Andrew JuddPrivateLudlow Typograph
Chris WilsonPrivateMonotype Composition Caster
George MillerPrivateMonotype Composition Caster x 2
Monotype keyboard x 2
Whittington PressPrivateMonotype Composition caster x 3(?)
Monotype Super Caster x 2(?)
The Type ArchiveGerry Drayton & variousPrivateMonotype Composition Caster x 2
Monotype Super Caster x 2
Pivotal casters x 8 (?)
Hand casting moulds
Amberley MuseumVolunteersPrivateMonotype Composition Caster
Linotype 78
Linotype 78 SM
Ludlow model L
Elrod Strip Caster model K
Cockleshell PressPrivateIntertype
Hell Box Letter FoundryEd DenovanPrivate / occasional casting for saleMonotype Composition Caster
Monotype Super Caster
Intertype C4
Ludlow Typograph
The composition caster is driven by Bill Welliver's electronic interface, attached to an Apple computer. Copy can be set from a Unicode UTF-8 text file, and a 'soft' proof (showing line breaks, justification, paragraph alignment etc) can be viewed for proofing before type is cast.