|Leads and Slugs
used in spacing ...
Leads and slugs are strip spacing
material made of metal. They are used
for line spacing or anywhere strips of
spacing material are required.
We cast strip material
in several thicknesses ranging from
2 to 36 points.
Material that is 6 points or less is called
leads, those from 6 to 36 points are called
Contact us for pricing and availability.
Special runs of material are available
during our manufacturing runs.
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|Cross sections of the bodies on
which strip material is formed.
|There are three general classes of spacing materials used to compose
and make up a type form. They are the same if you are doing
letterpress printing or hot stamping.
Letter spacing and word spacing is done within a line of type and line
spacing is done between the lines of type.
|L e t t e r and Line Spacing
|This is a sample of Letter Spacing, Word
Spacing and Line spacing. Note in the
line spacing example the spacing material
has been printed for demonstration
purposes here so you can see the space
that was put between the lines but would
not show in your work.
This is a valuable technique to learn when
Embossing Hot Gold Foil Stamping
Leather Goods. Also when dong heavy
textured paper for Letterpress.
|This is a sample of how spaces and
quads are used in the type form.
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