Letterpress Printing, Letterpress Invitations, Letterpress Cards
The Bell Type and Rule Company
Here at Bell Type we manufacture hand set metal type
Hot Gold Foil Stamping, Leather Embossing, Engraving and
Over the years, our type has been and continues to print on a plethora of items...
Hot Foil Stamping Embossing Engraving Machines
Our Foundry Type is use in a verity of hot stamping machines to, imprint pencils,
make imprinted ribbon and even gold stamp the brim of hats. Our foundry Type
is used in Hot Foil Stamping Machines such as Kingsley Machine Co., Kwikprint,
Gold-Magic, Howard Personalizer, Veach, Goldsmith, Blockmaster Malahide Hot
Stamping Machines and Franklin including the
old hat machines, to name just a few.
Hard Metal Type Letters
Hot Foil Stamping Embossing Engraving Monogramming
We have endeavored to make your printing experience a rewarding one by passing
on our knowledge of press room techniques used to produce only the finest
printed job. We have sorted the Hard metal type sets into a carefully selected
showing. The type fonts or letters we are showing under Type Fonts is a
culmination of many years of finding out what works best for foil stamping and
letterpress. Please note that there are six pages of showings under the tab labeled
When you review the showings of our type Faces under Type Fonts, you will find
an array of fonts that have proven very usable, by many. We have included some
important technical information under the heading About Type. This section
gives good information on what type faces have been used for best results and
some other terms that we hope will make your hot stamping and letterpress
printing proceed easier.
May times we get the question What Size is My Type
here is a great link to some quick conversion tables to help out.
What Size is My Type Conversion Tables
We have may ornaments, from 14 to 72 point. Some of the ornaments are on 18
point body for use with 18 point foundry type and some small 14 point dies for use
on small ribbon imprinting jobs. For those doing bible printing you will find a
nice selection of religious ornaments. Those doing scrap books will enjoy many of
the larger ornaments for use when doing there album imprinting. Please review
our Ornaments section to see our current showing.
Also contact us for all you Hot Stamping Supplies.
For the letterpress arts, our type continues to be used in Chandler and Price,
Kluge, Heidelberg, Vandercook and many other types of letterpress equipment.
We provide beautiful foundry type for letterpress printing of letterpress invitations
and letterpress cards.
Book Binding and Scrap Books
The book binding trade and those doing scrap books use our type for imprinting
the covers and spines of books.
Some Suggested Type for
We do Hot Foil Stamping and Letterpress Printing
We have many of the foil stamping and antique letterpress machines in our shop.
By using the equipment we have become familiar with how the type reacts to
being printed on numerous materials (sub-straights). We would be happy to share
our experiences with you in the hope it will make your printing experience a
We show just a very few of the over 700 Ludlow fonts we have for casting metal
lines or as it is known in the industry Hot Type or Ludlow slugs. When you need
just one line of 72pt type set or a entire job here this where to come. We have a
lot of great faces so you can get that one large line (ie 72pt) you want to use with
your 18 point hand set font and you don't have to buy the entire font of 72 pt type
to complete your book binding, scrap book or letterpress printing job. This saves
you money and opens the door for creativity in your designs.
Leads and Slugs
Leads and slugs are, strip of spacing material, made of type metal that are used for
line spacing. We cast Leads and Slugs in several thicknesses ranging from 2 to
36 point. Those less than 6 points are called leads. Those from 6 to 18 point are
called slugs. You can find more information about Leads and Slugs under the
About Type section, toward the bottom of the page.
We still can manufacture many of the hundreds of fonts we have produced over
the past 80 years; so, if you don't see what you are looking for please
Contact Bell Type
We hope you enjoy your time on this sight. We love Letterpress and hot foil
stamping and hope we have sparked an interest in you to learn more about these
Hot Foil Stamping Type Embossing Type
Engraving Type Letterpress Printers Type
Hand Set Metal Type Fonts of Letters
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|Hard Metal Type
Foil Stamping, Hot Gold Foil Stamping,
Letter Embossing, Engraving, Imprinting
Book Binding & Scrap Books
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Anonymity of Foundry Type Letter & Line Spacing
What Size is My Type Conversion Tables
Foundry Type Showing Foundry Type Showing Pg. 2 Foundry Type Showing Pg 3
Foundry Type Showing Pg 4 for Book Binding
Foundry Type Showing Pg 5 Old English and Coronet Bold
LARGE MONOGRAMS for Hot Foil Stamping and Embossing Pg6 Metal Foil Printers Type
Hot Foil Stamping Embossing Engraving
Machines and Supplies
Bell Commercial Hot Foil Stamping Embossing Machine
Bell Commercial Hot Foil Stamping Machine Accessories
Professional Book Binders Commercial Hot Foil Stamping Macine
The Green Machine....Great Machine for Less Green
Franklin Imprint Machine Company Franklin Manufacturing Duracase Type
Kingsley Machine Company Kingsley Machine Company Pg 2 Single Line Typeholder
Kingsley Machine Company 36 point and Multi-line Typeholder
Kingsley Machine Company 72 point and 5 line Typeholder
Kingsley Machine Company M-101 Typeholders
Kingsley Machine Company Pg 3 Hot to Imprint, Kingsley Foil Feed
Kingsley Machine Company Pencil Ribbon Gold Stamping
Kingsley Machine Company Napkin Book Matches and Paper Imprinting
Kingsley Machine Company Gauge Bar and Base Plate Christmas Card Imprinting
Kingsley Machine Company Leather Gold Foil Stamping and Imprinting
Kingsley Machine Company Instruction Manual for Model M-55, M-65 and M-75
Kingsley Machine Company Type Original Showing
Kwikprint Kwikprint in 1962 Kwikprint Placement of Type In the Equipment
Kwikprint Multiline Typeholder for use with Gold Stamping Letters
Kwikprint Model 17 Hot Stamping and Embossing Machine
Kwikprint Model 55 Hot Stamping and Embossing Machine
Howard Hot Foil Stamping Machine Howard Hot Foil Imprinting Equipment Attachments
Howard Foil Stamping Type Holders
Howard Foil Stamping Type Holders Shown With Foundry Type
Hot Gold Foil Stamp Engrave Emboss
Ribbon Printing Machine
Leather Gold Foil Stamping and Imprinting
Personalized Bible Imprinting
Letterpress & Commercial Printing Co.
The Letterpress Print Shop
Letterpress Gallery Letterpress Gallery pg 2 Foil Stamping Gallery
Ludlow Typesetting pg 2 Ludlow Typesetting pg 3 Ludlow Typesetting pg 4
Ludlow Typesetting pg 5 Ludlow Typesetting pg 6 Ludlow Typesetting pg 7
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Letterpress Printers Type Letterpress Printing
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