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Monotype letters

€123.00 EUR

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Monotype letters.

This is monotype letters made by the casting machine that works in conjunction with the Monotype machine.

The Monotype was used for setting type for books. The Monotype was invented in the late 1890's by Tolbert Lanston who also invented an early type of calculator. It consists of two machines - a keyboard and a caster; each machine was operated by a different man. The keyboard operator would type the text. Each letter struck a corresponding hole punched in blue tape. When the keyboard operator was finished, he would pass the tape to the caster to produce the type. This makes the machine almost an early form of computer - writing and transferring a code that details the work that needs to be done!

This photograph was taken in the National Print Museum located in Dublin, Ireland.


Limited Edition of 75 (of A2 paper sized) black & white prints. Printed on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching 350gsm FineArt paper with LUCIA pigment inks, which combined have an age resistance of 80+ years, if kept out of direct UV light. 

Each Limited Edition print will come with a Certificate of Authenticity along with uniquely-coded holographic labels that are affixed to the back of your print and on the certificate. These are registered with a Art Registry.

The print is unframed, with a white border to facilitate framing.

Every Limited Edition print is numbered and signed by the artist, with the month and year when printed. All photographs are printed to order.


Prints are shipped rolled in an protective thick cardboard tube through registered post from Ireland. Registered post with An Post offers secure postage to over 200 destinations worldwide, online tracking, insurance and compensation.

[unregistered post is available on request prior to making your order, please email me]

All listed prices are inclusive of Taxes (VAT 23%). Postage is costed separately.