All Type Specimen and Matrix Information
To be Found on CircuitousRoot
As a typefounder and linecaster,
my organization is naturally by machine and process
rather than by type design.
This means that the information on type design,
reprints of specimen books (and links to online specimen books),
and matrix information
is distributed throughout CircuitousRoot
on the basis of the machinery used to produce the type
(Linotype, Intertype, Ludlow, Thompson, foundry typecaster, etc.)
Here are links to the various places in which this
type and matrix material appears on CircuitousRoot:
Typeface Index and Specimen Bibliography
Linotype Matrix Data, Specimens, and Typography
Intertype Matrix Data, Specimens, and Typography
- [I should have other Linotype-compatible matrix information here,
but do not yet; Simoncini, Adler, Matrotype, etc..]
- The Linograph [nothing yet]
Ludlow Matrix Data, Specimens, and Typography
Third Party Accessories for the Ludlow Typograph [which included special sticks and their matrices]
- [I should also have information on faces for the A-P-L, but do not.]
- [I should also have information on faces for the Nebitype, but do not.]
Note that the ruling of paper was generally not done typographically,
but rather by
pen-based paper ruling machines
(of which the best known were those by
Stereotyping, Electrotyping, and Photoengraving Specimens:
And of course:
Typographic Instruction and Examples:
Survey and List Notebooks:
Non-Typographical Lettering and Ornaments Elsewhere on CircuitousRoot:
And generally see the super-category
Typefounding, Lettering & Printing.
All portions of this document not noted otherwise are Copyright © 2011
by David M. MacMillan and Rollande Krandall.
Circuitous Root is a Registered Trademark
of David M. MacMillan and Rollande Krandall.
This work is licensed under the
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