Enter your mobile number or email address below and we' ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer -. In printing, type metal ( sometimes called hot metal) refers to the metal alloys used in traditional typefounding and hot metal typesetting.
Lead is the main constituent of these alloys. Antimony and tin are added to make the character produced durable and tough while reducing the difference between the coefficients of expansion of the matrix and the alloy.
Functionally a variety of woodcut, it uses relief printing, where the artist applies ink to the face of the block and prints using relatively low pressure. By contrast, ordinary engraving, like etching, uses a metal plate for the matrix, and is printed.
This compilation is dedicated to the memory of our nameless forebears, who were the inventors of the pens and inks, paper and incunabula, glyphs and alphabets,.