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Quads & Spacers, Type Trays etc.
we tend to use metal or polymer plates when using the hot foil printing
process. This means that you can incorporate any typestyle, in any
language as well as any logos, symbols etc, when creating your artwork on
your computer. Plates give you greater flexibility and can save you time
However, there may be instances when you will need to print basic text in
a hurry and thus require an alternative method. Well help is at hand with
the introduction of our individual metal letters (also know as 'Type').
Type is basically individual metal letters which are quickly assembled in
a 'Slip Case' (to hold letters securely in a straight line) and then
inserted into your optional Type Chase, ready for printing.
Type is supplied as a set consisting of Capital Letters, Lowercase
Letters, Numbers and Punctuations. There are usually several letters
for each letter of the alphabet contained within a font (set) with more
emphasis on more frequently used letters in the English Language (e.g.
Vowels such as a, e, i, o, u). Therefore, you are likely to get more of
these vowels then you are of least used letters such as x, y and z's.
Please click here to see Type
Synopsis and here to see Type
Once you have purchased your initial set, you can buy extra caps only,
lowercase only or figures only - but only as a complete pack and not as
We can also supply '@' symbols as used in e-mail addresses at extra cost.
These are not supplied as standard in any font.
Type is sold in various heights with the most popular sizes being 10pt,
12pt and 18pt. We plan to supply 'off the shelf' typefaces in
these sizes and in five different typestyles - eg:-
10pt Universe Medium (5A/13a)
12pt Plantin Italic (5A/13a)
18pt. Ashley Script (3A/6a)
18pt. Times New Roman (3A/6a)
18pt. Times Italic (3A/6a)
Other sizes and typestyles can be cast for special orders with a lead time
of about 2 weeks. Full payment will be required before we can process
special orders. As these will be special orders, no refunds can be made
for 'change of mind' etc. To
see complete list of Type Styles, please click here.
If you require a typeface is another font size (other than 10pt, 12pt,
18pt as above), you will also require Slipcases and Quads & Spacers
for use with that particular size. Please ask for prices.
As mentioned above, Type is often used to print basic and simple
text in straight horizontal lines. If you require fancy typestyles or
logos, then you would be best advised to get a plate made either by using
our plate making service or by making your own polymer hot foil plates
using our plate making system.
Type is mainly used to print onto paper, card, leather and pvc, pencils.
However, it is not designed to be used onto pens or hard materials as the
type would wear out very quickly.
Tidy-Rack is a product which we had developed for our ribbon
printer customers who required a compact storage system for holding
their foils for ribbon printing. The Tidy-Rack equally lends itself to
holding foils etc and we feel that it could be useful accessory for the
hot foil trade too. It is particularly suitable to holding the Craft
Dragon range of foils due to the size of the foil being smaller than our
own conventional 400 feet of foil. Having said that, it does hold larger
foils too by missing every other hook.
Slip Cases £19.99+VAT each
Our Slip Cases are made from Stainless Steel with clamp screws at
both ends with usable internal length as 100mm (4").
will hold 10pt, 12pt and 18pt Slip Cases as standard stock items. Other
sizes to order subject to minimum quantities.
Some used Slip Cases also available in brass (various sizes), please
enquire. price: £14.00+VAT each.
& Spacers £22.50+VAT each
Quads & Spacers are metal blocks which are used to fill in the excess
space in a slipcase (Quads) and also to leave gaps between words (Spacers
- these are much thinner than the Quads). There are usually plenty quads
and spacers in a pack to be used in several lines of Type.
will hold 10pt, 12pt and 18pt Quads & Spacers as standard stock items.
Other sizes to order subject to minimum quantities.
(Metal Letters for printing basic text in horizontal lines)
(Sold as a complete set consisting of Capital Letters, Lowercase Letters,
Punctuations and Figures). Please refer to the 'Type Synopsis' to see how
many letters you will receive in a pack. Please note that this should be
seen as a guide only as some variances can occur from
time to time, over which we do not take any responsibility. Our type is
sold subject to these conditions.
To get a better idea on point sizes, please
To get an idea on Type
To get a better idea how
many letters you get in a pack, please click
here (and refer to 5A/13a etc below)
Universe Medium (5A/13a) £49.99+VAT
12pt Plantin Italic (5A/13a) £63.60+VAT
18pt. Ashley Script (3A/6a) £78.99+VAT
18pt. Times New Roman (3A/6a) £78.99+VAT
18pt. Times Italic (3A/6a) £78.99+VAT
These are generally stock items, available immediately from stock.
For any other fonts in other sizes and styles, the casting time for metal
letters (availability) will be about two weeks from receipt of full
payment in advance.
Symbols are available at £1.50+VAT each. They are available in 6pt,
8pt, 10pt, 12pt and 14pt only.
Extra set of figures/numbers £19.99 per pack.
Numbers are supplied as standard with the Capital letters. A pack of
capital letters or lowercase letters are also available to purchase
individually, price on application.
Tweezers £1.99+VAT each
These plastic tweezers are great for picking up letters assembling them
into Slipcases. As they are plastic, they will not damage or scratch your
metal letters so easily.
Wooden Type Trays
These are used to stores type in individual compartments for
safe-keeping. Each compartment can store many letters and there are
72 compartments in a type tray.
Plastic Type Trays £7.50+VAT each
There are 24 compartments in each tray. The lid has three plastic hinges
at the rear and two clasps at the front. These trays can easily be stacked
up. The wooden and the plastic type trays can also be used to store
findings, jewellery, buttons, threads etc.
These clever type trays also have pull out section so that you can store
larger items such as Slip Cases, Slip Cases etc. Please see image below
for an example how this Type Tray can be used.
£3.00+VAT per inch width
x 400 feet in length.
These are the
foil colours which we currently stock :-
Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver, Metallic Red, Metallic Blue, Metallic
Green, Metallic Copper, Metallic Black.
Minimum purchase of our foil is 2" in width x 400 feet in length
which equals £6.00+VAT per roll (i.e. £3.00 x 2"). Minimum spend is
£10.00+VAT before shipping costs are added.
This grade of foil has also been tried and tested successfully using our
metal backed polymer plates as well as the QuickTrim polymer plates
without metal backing.
subject to change without prior notice.
Her Majesty's Government,
Schools, Colleges, Universities, Industry
and new Business Start Ups.
'Tidy-Rack' for holding and
neatly organising your foils.
Slip Cases stocked in three
different point sizes.
This synopsis is an example only
Plastic tweezers make it
easy to handle
small letters and also protects them
Plastic Type Trays with
Compartments for easy storage
of Type, Slip Cases, Quads and
We stock seven of the most
metallic foils. They are all 400 feet
in length and can be cut to any width
(Minimum 2" width x 400 feet in length)
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