I've made this close-up of one of my B42 punches to illustrate something rarely described in type literature: how to combine the counterpunch imprint with engraved contours. You can even see the mark… (View Post)
I am cutting replicas of Gutenberg's B42 type punches for training purposes (x-height: 4,2 mm). This is my second attempt to make an e. It's OK but I will cut another one to see if I can't make it be… (View Post)
I was a bit fed up with my propane blowtorch because it loses pressure quite quickly and stop delivering the very hot flame necessary to heat the punches to the 'cherry red' point. I don't like canis… (View Post)
A lot of people still don't know that there are punchcutting courses with Nelly Gable available at the Imprimerie Nationale.
For information and applications contact Francis Capdeboscq > francis.c… (View Post)
I just tested again my primitive method and it can be done this way, albeit not so comfortably, with no drawing box, no film and no plasticine. I pressed my punch in my vise, then transferred careful… (View Post)