What we do

Effra Press & Typefoundry is Nick Gill’s private press and commercial typefoundry.

Nick worked as a compositor, stonehand and printer at Phil Abel’s Hand & Eye Letterpress in London from 2008 to 2016, and began casting type there in 2010. In 2010, Nis Since 2016, the press & foundry have been located in North Yorkshire, in the United Kingdom.

The typefoundry is currently composed of a computer-controlled Monotype Composition Caster and a Super Caster, with which we can supply

– hot metal typesetting for letterpress printers from our range of composition typefaces.
– founts of type, from 5pt to 72pt.
– spacing from 5pt to 72pt
– leads from 1pt to 12pt
– rules

Nick also cuts typographic punches by hand, and cuts new matrices directly with an engraving pantograph. While both of these processes are still being refined, we hope to offer them to customers in the not-too-distant future.

The press normally has a number of books in progress, and may even finish one at some stage.

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