How was wood type made?

James Gareth's picture

I was just admiring some old letterpress wooden type and wondering how in the world they cut such perfect relief type? Surely they couldn't have simply cut the pattern by hand?

I was hoping some of the type historians amongst us could educate me.

hrant's picture

Nick Sherman is your man.


James Gareth's picture

Cool. Thanks for the responses! That Nick Sherman link is filled with useful information. Thanks, Hrant.

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