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UK typefounders

An ongoing attempt to keep maintain a list of functioning UK typefoundries. Please do get in touch if you’d like to add, or amend, your information.

FoundryOperatorCommercial?MachinesCapabilitiesNotes
Effra Press & TypefoundryNick GillCommercialMonotype Composition Caster

Monotype Super Caster
Hot metal typesetting (Monotype, 6pt-14pt)

Display type founts (14pt-72pt)

Large composition founts (16pt, 18pt)

Small composition founts (6pt-14pt)

Leads & rules (1pt, 2pt, 3pt, 6pt, 12pt)
Uses Bill Welliver's CompCat system.
Gloucester TypesettingStan LaneCommercialMonotype Composition Caster

Monotype Super Caster
Hot metal typesetting (Monotype)

Large composition typesetting (Monotype, 14pt-24pt)
Speed SpoolsHarry MacintoshCommercialMonotype Composition Caster

Monotype Super Caster
Hot metal typesetting (Monotype)
SupertypeBrian HorsfallCommercialMonotype Composition Caster

Monotype Super Caster
Small composition founts (6pt-14pt)
The Elrod PressAndy TaylorCommercialIntertype C4 (American depth)

Ludlow (model L)

Elrod (models F & K)
Hot metal typesetting (Ludlow and Intertype slugs)

Leads & rules (1pt - 36pt)
Paekakariki PressMatt McKenzieCommercialMonotype Composition Caster

Monotype Super Caster

Ludlow Typograph
Hot metal typesetting (Monotype, Ludlow slugs)
The Carpathian PressAndrew DolinskiPrivateMonotype Composition Caster

Monotype Super Caster

Ludlow Typograph
Alembic PressDavid BoltonPrivateMonotype Composition Caster

Monotype keyboard

Monotype Super Caster
Gwasg GregynogGerard O'SheaPrivateMonotype Composition CasterUses Harry Macintosh's Mactronic computer system.
Andrew JuddPrivateLudlow
Chris WilsonPrivateMonotype Composition Caster
George MillerPrivateMonotype Composition Caster

Monotype keyboard
Whittington PressPrivateMonotype Composition caster

Monotype Super Caster
The Type ArchiveGerry Drayton, Ian Gabb & othersPrivateMonotype Composition Caster

Monotype Super Caster

Stephenson Blake pivotal casters

Hand casting moulds
Amberley MuseumVolunteersPrivateMonotype Composition Caster

Linotype 78

Linotype 78 SM

Ludlow (model L)

Elrod (model K)
Cockleshell PressPrivateIntertype
Hell Box Letter FoundryEd DenovanPrivate / occasional casting for saleMonotype Composition Caster
Monotype Super Caster
Intertype C4

Ludlow
Uses Bill Welliver's CompCat system.