Montserrat's letterpress studio is located in the basement of the College's Hardie Building, between the Photo and Printmaking studios. The inventory provided below is partial and subject to additions and subtractions!
 

presses

Golding Platen Jobber #6, 8x12
Chandler & Price Old Style platen press, 8x12
Vandercook proof press 219 AB
Vandercook proof press 215 (owned by instructor)
Kelsey 5x8 table top platen press (owned by instructor)
Poco proof press
Showcard Machine Company "Model A" Sign press
 

other printing equipment

1 two-sided type bank, one side with type and the other side with shelving and leading (slanted work surfaces both sides)
1 twenty-two drawer type cabinet
2 seventeen drawer type cabinets, one with reglet/slug cabinet for 10-26 pica pieces
various dies for cutting and scoring
2 reglet cabinets
2 full furniture cabinets, 10-60 picas
1 cabinet of slugs and lead 10-40 picas
1 lead and slug cabinet, small to 9 1/2 pica
1 tray full of large quads and small metal furniture
collection of rule
galley cabinet, galley trays

miter cutter (for slugs, leading and rule)
slug cutter
two lead cutters
1 electric paper jogger
tympan paper cabinet and scrap paper dispenser
1 cabinet with soapstone work surface (composing stone), and six flat file style drawers
1 8x10 non-magnetic Boxcar base for polymer plates
1 12x16 non-magnetic Boxcar base for polymer plates
1 12x16 magnetic base for polymer plates
1 polymer plate wash out brush (for developing plates)
chases of various sizes
job/composing sticks of various sizes
 

bookbinding equipment

48in. Jaques Board Shear
Guillotine paper cutter
4 book presses
1 pedal-operated saddle stapler
1 cabinet containing adhesives, threads, glue brushes, needles, backing boards and other binding supplies
 

type

Our most dependable selections are in the Caslon (14pt), Janson (12pt), Times Roman and Helvetica. Only a few offer enough type to set more than a page of prose — particularly thin drawers are identified as such — but we have embarked on a program to add a drawer of new foundry type each year. An annotated specimen sheet (and webpage) is under development.

12

American Typewriter

18, 24, 36

Baskerville Roman (18p thin)

14

Bembo Roman (thin)

18

Bembo Italic (thin)

36

Bernhard Cursive

14, 18, 30

Bernhard Fashion (14p thin)

10, 12, 18

Bernhard Gothic Medium

8, 10, 12, 14, 18, 24

Bernhard Modern Bold

72

Bernhard Modern

14

Bodoni Ultra

14, 18, 24, 36, 48

Brush

24

Buffalo Italic

18

"Card Text" (fraktur)

14

Caslon   new

10

Recut Caslon Italic

18, 24

Caslon Bold Italic

10

Caslon Heavy

30

Caslon Oldstyle

10, 12

Century Roman

24

Century Schoolbook Bold (lowercase only)

48, 60

Cheltenham Bold Italc

10

Cooper Black

30

Craw Clarendon Book (thin)

24, 42

Folio Bold Italic

24, 36, 48

Futura Extra Bold (thin)

30

Franklin Gothic Condensed

12

Garamond Old Style

24

Gilles Gothic

24

Gill Sans Light (caps only)

6, 18

Gothic Bold

8, 18, 42, 48

Helvetica

42

Helvetica Light

18

Helvetica Medium

24

Helvetica Bold

42

Helvetica Extended

12

Janson (Monotype)

18

Kelsey's Tango

24, 30

Keynote

10, 14, 24, 48

Masterman Roman

6

News Gothic

72

Not Niagra

12, 14, 18, 24, 30

Optima

12, 14, 18

Park Avenue

12, 14, 18, 24

P.T. Barnum (14 & 24 thin)

18

Romany

24

Sans Serif Medium, lc

10, 12

Standard Light

18

Stymie Black (Morris Fuller Benton)

24

Tourist Extra Condensed

18, 24, 30, 36

Times Roman

36, 48

Times Roman Italic

18, 24, 30

Times Roman Bold

12

Tudor Place

12, 18

Typo Roman Shaded

24, 36

Typo Script (36p thin)

12, 14, 18

Typo Upright (Morris Fuller Benton, 1905)

 
e c l e c t i c

 
selection of wood type, ornaments and printers cuts