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Letterpress Project: The Type Part | by GlennFleishman
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Letterpress Project: The Type Part

There are two kinds of spacers in letterpress: the leading (pronounced LEDDing), which is made of actual lead, and can be cut to size. It can be quite thin (a few points) up to a pica or even two; and the furniture, which is larger pieces of metal or solid wood. You use spacing material to "lock down" a form so that it is snug and level when you go to print.

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Taken on February 1, 2011