Thursday, February 2, 2012
Hannah was very patient with her sorting of a wide variety of fonts and sizes of lead type. The first step is to isolate the ones from the same family, size, then find the type tray they belong to and return them safely home. Type that appears not to have a home is placed in a couple of trays put aside for 'sorts'. Muddled type like this is called 'pied' type and was often a job for apprentice printers.