While this site is best known for its information on the Excelsior Press Print Shop and the Kelsey Excelsior Printing Press, it would not be complete with out some even brief discussion of type, typecasting and typography.
In fact, the card I carried which I was most proud of is not the one that said "printer", it is the one which identified my craft as "Alan Runfeldt, Typographer".
And, while I make this claim based upon my own ego's view of my work, it is one which has not been discredited by friends and associates over may years.
However, at this time, I must pass your attention to the two men who are today's last metal type makers - Theo Rehak and his associate, Alan C. Waring.
These two me are likely the last in the world to actually be producing the real hard "ATF" foundry type that makes hand composition such a pleasant tactile experience...
As introduction, please visit and read these stories of their efforts to reproduce brand-new fonts of the type that make printing history - Gutenberg's B-42 font as used in the 42-line bible printed in Mainz circa 1450...
SEIZING ORDERED CHAOS
A Serious Attempt at Reproducing Gutenberg's B-42 Types
But, before I end this page, I must acknowledge the valuable work of Rich Hopkins and his friends of the American Typecasting Fellowship. These folks use Thompson casters to produce some really quite fine type themselves. True, the Thompson cannot produce the equivalent of Barth-cast ATF foundry type, but with proper attention paid to the details, they can do some fine work.
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Please contact webmaster & printer Alan Runfeldt with other questions.