News for September

Yesterday, August 31, was a big day for Skyline. Ground was broken for not one, but two new expansions of the foundry building. For a couple of years now we have been planning, permitting and waiting on this, and now it’s happening. A 368 square foot addition goes on one end for type packaging and matrix storage, and 322 ft on the other with a bathroom and wood shop. Meanwhile everything in the foundry has been rearranged into a new and more efficient layout. Operations will continue uninterrupted throughout the construction project.

New for September is Border No. 852 in 36 point, a delicate two-element classical design.

Back in stock: Collection No. 9, the 18 point Perpetual Calendar Month. It’s been a popular item. This, our third casting of it (106 fonts), includes a bonus: full moon and new moon icons. These are on the same size body as the date types and can be substituted for any of them.

Speaking of freebies, September brings National Letterpress Day which Skyline celebrates with free domestic shipping, or $10.00 off overseas orders. On September 18 only, enter Coupon Code 9/18 and you shall be credited.

For some years now we have manufactured birchwood imposing furniture on custom order. The decision has been made to discontinue that product due to its labor-intensiveness, the tricky variables in quality control, and to keep our finite resources on typecasting.

Another road trip! This time it’s the fall gathering and swap meet of the Rocky Mountain Letterpress Society on September 11. Venue is the Letterpress Depot, Tom Parson’s labor of love in the old Englewood Santa Fe train station. Renovations and improvements are ongoing there, with more printing hardware coming in regularly. It’s the happenin’ place for letterpress on the front range—kudos to Tom and all the volunteers! Free delivery of Skyline type to this event. When ordering online, just select “Local Pickup” as the shipping option, and add a note Bring to the Depot. Hope to see you there.

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