The Bell Type and Rule
Here at Bell Type we make hand set metal foundry type fonts of letters
Hot Foil Stamping and Letterpress Printing.
Over the years, our type has been and continues to print on a plethora of items...
Our Foundry Type is use in a verity of hot stamping machines to, imprint
pencils, make imprinted ribbon and even gold stamp the brim of hats. Our
foundry Type is used in Hot stamp machines such as Kingsley, Kwikprint,
Gold-Magic, Howard Personalizer, Veach, Goldsmith, Blockmaster and Franklin
including the old hat machines, to name just a few.
For the letterpress arts, our type continues to be used in Chandler and Price,
Kluge, Heidelberg, Vandercook and many other types of letterpress equipment.
We provide beautiful foundry type for letterpress printing of letterpress
invitations and letterpress cards.
Book Binding and Scrap Books
The book binding trade and those doing scrap books use our type for imprinting
the covers and spines of books.
We do Hot Stamping and Letterpress Printing
We have many of the foil stamping and antique letterpress machines in our
shop. By using the equipment we have become familiar with how the type reacts
to being printed on numerous materials (sub-straights). We would be happy to
share our experiences with you in the hope it will make your printing
experience a rewarding one.
Metal Foundry Type Letters
We have endeavored to make your printing experience a rewarding one by
passing on our knowledge of press room techniques used to produce only the
finest printed job. We have sorted the metal foundry type fonts into a carefully
selected showing. The type fonts or letters we are showing under Type Fonts is
a culmination of many years of finding out what works best for foil stamping and
letterpress. Please note that there are six pages of showings under the tab
labeled Type Fonts.
When you review the showings of our type Faces under Type Fonts, you will
find an array of fonts that have proven very usable, by many. We have included
some important technical information under the heading About Foundry Type.
This section gives good information on what type faces have been used for best
results and some other terms that we hope will make your hot stamping and
letterpress printing proceed easier.
We have may ornaments, from 14 to 72 point. Some of the ornaments are on 18
point body for use with 18 point foundry type and some small 14 point dies for
use on small ribbon imprinting jobs. For those doing bible printing you will
find a nice selection of religious ornaments. Those doing scrap books will enjoy
many of the larger ornaments for use when doing there album imprinting.
Please review our Ornaments section to see our current showing.
Also contact us for all you Hot Stamping Supplies.
We show just a very few of the over 700 Ludlow fonts we have for casting metal
lines or as it is known in the industry Hot Type or Ludlow slugs. When you need
just one line of 72pt type set or a entire job here this where to come. We have a
lot of great faces so you can get that one large line (ie 72pt) you want to use with
your 18 point hand set font and you don't have to buy the entire font of 72 pt
type to complete your book binding, scrap book or letterpress printing job. This
saves you money and opens the door for creativity in your designs.
Leads and Slugs
Leads and slugs are, strip of spacing material, made of type metal that are used
for line spacing. We cast Leads and Slugs in several thicknesses ranging from
2 to 36 point. Those less than 6 points are called leads. Those from 6 to 18
point are called slugs. You can find more information about Leads and Slugs
under the About Type section, toward the bottom of the page.
We still can manufacture many of the hundreds of fonts we have produced over
the past 80 years; so, if you don't see what you are looking for please
Contact Bell Type
We hope you enjoy your time on this sight. We love Letterpress and hot foil
stamping and hope we have sparked an interest in you to learn more about
Hand Set Metal Foundry Type Fonts of Letters
Hot Foil Stamping and Letterpress Printing
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Letterpress Printing, Letterpress Invitations, Letterpress Cards
Foil Stamping, Hot Stamping, Imprinting
Book Binding & Scrap Books
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Anonymity of Foundry Type Letter & Line Spacing
Foundry Type Showing Foundry Type Showing Pg. 2 Foundry Type Showing Pg 3 Foundry Type Showing Pg 4 for Book Binding
Ludlow Typesetting pg 2 Ludlow Typesetting pg 3 Ludlow Typesetting pg 4
Hot Foil Stamping Equipment Machinery and Supplies
Franklin Imprint Machine Company Franklin Manufacturing Duracase Type
Kingsley Machine Company Kingsley Machine Company Pg 2 Kingsley Machine Company Pg 3
Kwikprint Kwikprint in 1962 Kwikprint Placement of Type In the Equipment
HOWARD Hot Foil Stamping Machine Howard Hot Foil Imprinting Equipment Attachments Howard Foil Stamping Type Holders
Lotus Letterpress & Commercial Printing Co.
The Letterpress Print Shop
Letterpress Gallery Letterpress Gallery pg 2 Foil Stamping Gallery
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