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Punchcutting : Activity


Punchcutting



What is it?

Making the hard metal punches that are used to make matrices for type founding. Molten lead flows into a matrix to produce a single piece of type, ready for typesetting.


Hand-picked Links

 • Aimee Dobois: Making Type by Hand - Punchcutting
 • Imprimerie Nationale: Le Cabinet des Poinçons
 • La Gravure de Poinçons à l'Imprimerie Nationale
 • Typefoundry blog: The materials of typefounding


People in the field of Punchcutting

We know of 80 people who work in this field:

A
Jean Alexandre
Richard Årlin
Antoine Augereau
Richard Austin

B
Johann Christian Bauer
Theophile Beaudoire
Linn Boyd Benton
Archibald Binny
Giambattista Bodoni
David Bruce, Jr.
George Bruce

C
Jacques Camus
Dan Carr
Matthew Carter
William Caslon I
William Caslon II

D
John Day
Gahlord Dewald
Firmin Didot
Henri Didot
Christoffel van Dijck
Henk Drost

F
Vincent Figgins
Johann Michael Fleischman
Pierre Simon Fournier le jeune
Benjamin Fox
Joseph Fry

G
Nelly Gable
Claude Garamond
William Grandison
Philippe Grandjean
Robert Granjon
Francesco Griffo
Johann Gutenberg
François Guyot

H
Wilhelm Haas the elder
Victor Hammer
John Handy
Sem L. Hartz
Pierre Haultin
Dard Hunter
J
Joseph Jackson
Jean Jannon
Anton Janson
Nicolas Jenson

K
Alexander Kay
Hendrik van den Keere
Miklós Tótfalusi Kis
Paul Koch
Rudolf Koch

L
Louis Luce

M
Charles Malin
William Martin
Molé-le-Jeune
Isaac Moore

N
R. Stanley Nelson

P
Christian Paput
Louis Perrin
Alexander Phemister
Charles Plumet
Michel Portron
Eudald Pradell
Edward Prince

R
Paul H. Rädisch
Jesse Ragan
Erhard Ratdolt
Jacques-François Rosart
August Rosenberger

S
Jacques Sabon
Jacques de Sanlecque the elder
Peter Schoeffer the Younger
Fred Smeijers
Conrad Sweynheim

U
Johann Friedrich Unger

V
Bartholomeus Voskens
Dirck Voskens

W
Pierre-Louis Wafflard
Justus Erich Walbaum
Peter Walpergen
Alexander Wilson

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