Shiny S-200 DIY Printing Kit 4mm and 5mm Character Height

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Shiny S-200 DIY Printing Kit 4mm and 5mm Character Height

Shiny S-200 DIY Printing Kit 4mm and 5mm Character Height

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You can see Stephen Fry playing with one of these Outfits early on in his Gutenberg film, which you can see here. I like to think that all things are connected in some small way, and in this case the link may be only very vaguely typographic, but it is a link I made and I’ll stick with it.

Maybe that’s why a decade or so later I was pretty good as the “stone sub” on a real newspaper, being able to read what it said in the galleys upside-down and back-to-front. The Charter Stamp Company moved head office several times in the early years of trading, but would eventually settle at 57 Southwark Street, London SE1, where the sets were also produced. The sets were made by The Charter Stamp Company (makers presumably of those office stampers), the first one coming out in 1922 (though British Letterpress in 100 Objects has located one which seems to have been made prior to the formation of Charter).A number of late Victorian and Edwardian rubber stamping sets for children also carry the “Charter” trade mark. I did a little Googling to see if those three names meant anything and came up with Southwood farm in Cleobury Mortimer, Worcestershire. Norman Folland, Jill Wakely Behind her Jane Merritt, Sheila Wilton, Candy Whiteman,Michele Laviers, ,Susan Collins , Jenny Went. Rubber illustration blocks would be introduced into the sets by the late 1920s, but had also been sold separately under the “Charter” name for three decades or more. Younger readers, let me explain: the set consisted of little strips of rubber letters which you cut up, then placed back-to-front in a little ridges on a ‘stamp’.

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By the early 1930s a slab-serif typeface with upper and lower-case characters had been introduced and more expensive sets included printing blocks showing a clown, juggler, and Native American Chief and farm or zoo animals. As a child I always dreamed of producing my own newspaper but didn’t follow it through, just printing odds and ends with that John Bull outfit.

Load it up with ink on your ink pad, then carefully press it against a piece of paper, and a few words at a time you were in a position to print an entire book. On 10/04/1961 the number one single was Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley and the number one album was GI Blues - Elvis Presley.You then inked-up the stamp from a black or red sponge and hey-presto, you could print letterpress-style!



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