Brass Typefaces & Accessories

Brass Type

Our brass type is designed and manufactured specifically for gold & blind blocking by hand or machine, wherever heavy pressure and heat is needed. Made from very hard brass, it is engraved deeply and cleanly to a high standard, assuring good definition on Plastics, Vinyls, Leathers and all weights of card.

Full information on standard european typefaces, sizes and accessories is available on our brass type catalogue page.

For Hebrew typefaces we have a separate page to explain the special requirements for selecting and ordering these styles. Pricing for Hebrew fonts will be quoted at the time of orderring.

A range of cyrillic typefaces are also available. Pricing for cyrillic fonts will be quoted at the time of orderring.

The prices shown below are for 104 & 150 piece standard fonts, as described in the catalogue. If you need a different size font, please contact us with your exact requirements for an individual quotation.

To enquire about any of our products, please contact our sales team who will be happy to discuss your requirements. See our contacts page for more information on how to get in touch with us.

If you need a lighter use type you may also want to see our range of alloy type.


TYPE SIZING

Our brass type is designed and manufactured specifically for gold & blind blocking by hand or machine, wherever heavy pressure and heat is needed. Made from very hard brass, it is engraved deeply and cleanly to a high standard, assuring good definition on Plastics, Vinyls, Leathers and all weights of card.

Marshall type is normally manufactured in one of two heights: -

  • Printers Type Height - 0.919" (23.34mm)
  • Blocking Height - 0.25" (6.35mm)

Standard Letter Positioning on Brass Body

Brass Type SizesBrass Type Sizes
h = Point Size or Body Size


Brass type is measured from top to bottom of the brass body, as show above (h).

Point size refers to body size, e.g. 18pt type will be 18pt body with approximate size face on it. 1 point = 1/72" = 0.01387" = 0.353mm.

The smallest type body made is 8pt, 6pt type is engraved on 8pt body with the shoulder milled away.

Marshall Type body sizes are always accurately maintained to ensure perfect alignment.

For Hebrew characters there are special sizing requirements, please see our Hebrew Brass Type Guide




Standard Latin Brass Typfaces

Typefaces Which are No Longer Available

  • Adonis Extended
  • Art Nouveau
  • Edinburgh: we suggest considering 'York'
  • Fournier: we suggest considering 'EB Garamond Condensed'
  • Kent: Similar to 'Elizabethan'
  • Mercury Light Script
  • Rutland: Similar to 'DIN'
  • Winchester Old Style Italic

Price List

The composition of standard 100/104 & 150 piece brass type fonts are as described below. Extra pieces can also be ordered, with a standard font, in multiples of 10 pieces. If you require a font with less than 104 pieces then please enquire for a quote.


Standard Composition Latin Fonts
SizePrices
100/104
Piece Set
150
Piece Set
Extra 10
Pieces**
6/8 Point £ 159.80
£ 234.91 £ 15.98
10/12 Point £ 164.05 £ 246.08 £ 16.41
14 Point £ 167.45 £ 251.18 £ 16.75
16 Point £ 172.98 £ 259.47£ 17.30
18 Point £ 178.50 £ 267.75£ 17.85
22 Point £ 190.40 £ 285.60£ 19.04
24 Point £ 198.90 £ 298.35£ 19.89
26 Point £ 210.80 £ 316.20£ 21.08
30 Point £ 226.95 £ 340.45£ 22.70
36 Point £ 248.95 £ 373.50£ 24.90
Larger Sizes The above are guide prices but
we can make any size type please enquire.

TYPE SET COMPOSITIONS

104 piece upper case font

Contains uppercase letters, numbers & punctuation*.

Character:ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
Quantity:43334223422333422444322221

Character:0123456789&-.,'@£
Quantity:22222222221132211


150 piece upper case font

Contains uppercase letters, numbers & punctuation*.

Character:ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
Quantity:64446324633556532676433332

Character:0123456789&-.,'@£
Quantity:33333333331142211


100 piece lower cose font

Contains lowercase letters only.

Character:abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
Quantity:64446334634444632555522222

Additional Characters

Additional punctuation, fractions, accents, etc. can be supplied as extras (subject to availability in the chosen typeface).

Symbol List
"'@!?:;/=#*%~¼½¾
£$¢(){}®©°§·«»


*The £ sign in the punctuation sets can be changed for another currency symbol such as $ or € (subject to availability in the typeface) but this must be specified at the time of orderring.



ACCESSORIES

Wood Type Cabinets

Wooden Type Cabinet

These are strongly constructed, polished wood cabinets, with six individually compartmented drawers. Each drawer is capable of housing two sets of small type or one of large with sections for quads & spacers. The cabinets have a back support to hold the drawers at a convenient angle whilst typesetting.
Overall size 14.25" x 10.5" x 9.5".




Slip Cases

Slip cases simplify typesetting by enabling each lien of type to be composed independently and then locked together with the turn of a screw.


Standard Slip Case

Standard Slip Cases

These strong slip cases are made in steel with brass ends. They are available in single, double and treble lines with 2", 3" and 4" lengths.
Other lengths, up to 10", can be made to order.


Economy Slip Case

Economy Slip Cases

These strong steel slip cases are made with one brass end only, in 4" lengths, single line.


Composing Trough

Composing Trough

A useful accessory for holding slipcases at a convenient angle whilst composing type.


Self-Centreing Typeholder

Self-Centreing Typeholder

Specially designed.



* All prices shown are exclusive of VAT and delivery.
** When purchased with a 100 or 150 piece font.