Speedspools is 50!

Har­ry McIntosh’s Speed­spools has reached its Gold­en Anniver­say. He has been in busi­ness pro­duc­ing type for 50 years, since 1967 — and for many years to come at the Chep­man and Myl­lar press in Edin­burgh. Con­grat­u­la­tions!

More about Monotype

More than 60 issues of the Mono­type recorder jour­nal have been added to the Met­al Type web­site in PDF for­mat. It was the trade mag­a­zine pub­lished by the Mono­type Cor­po­ra­tion, and was pub­lished for about 70 years from 1902. There is also a dis­cus­sion about the jour­nal on the Met­al Type Forum.

Monotype event

The work­ing machin­ery of Monotype’s hot-met­al ser­vice is housed and oper­at­ed from the Type Archive in Lon­don. The Print­ing His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety is spon­sor­ing an event. It was orig­i­nal­ly announced that this would be held on Mon­day 19 Jan­u­ary, but it has been post­poned and it will now take place on Mon­day 23 Feb­ru­ary at the […]

New book on Monotype Corporation

On 13 Novem­ber 2014, the Van­brugh Press will pub­lish His­to­ry of the Mono­type Cor­po­ra­tion by Judy Slinn, Sebas­t­ian Carter, Richard Southall and edit­ed by Andrew Boag & Christo­pher Burke. This new book will illus­trat­ed the his­to­ry of the British Mono­type Cor­po­ra­tion in its sig­nif­i­cant years from 1897 to 1992, with three sec­tions cov­er­ing the corporation’s […]

Visit to the Chepman and Myllar Press

A recent post on Kei­th Houston’s blog on punc­tu­a­tion marks, ‘Shady Char­ac­ters’ includ­ed an account of his meet­ing with Har­ry McIn­tosh of the Chep­man and Myl­lar press in Edin­burgh. Har­ry McIn­tosh uses the hot met­al Mono­type cast­ing sys­tem for type­set­ting, but uses a com­put­er, rather than a Mono­type key­board to set text. You can vis­it […]