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A0 Paper = 841x1189mm
A1 Paper = 594x841mm
A2 Paper = 420x594mm
A3 Paper = 297x420mm
A4 Paper = 210x297mm
A5 Paper = 148x210mm
A6 Paper = 105x148mm
A7 Paper = 74x105mm
A8 Paper = 52x74mm

SRA0" = 980x1280mm
SRA1" = 640x900mm
SRA2" = 450x640mm

ISO C -Envelopes:
C0 = 917 x1297mm
C1 = 648x917mm
C2 = 458x648mm
C3 = 324x458mm
C4 = 229x324mm
C5 = 162x229mm
C6 = 114x162mm
C7 = 81x114mm
DL = 110x220mm
C7/6 = 81x162mm

1Ream = 500sheets

Point = 1/72 inch
Pica =1/6 inch (12 points)
Em = 12point x 12point
En =  12point x   6point

Type height = 0.9185inch
or 23.32mm


References and Links


1000 Fonts - Ed. Bob Gordon - Ilex (2009) - (Index and Classification of Fonts)

Alphabets, by Clara Schmidt - L'Aventurine

An Atlas of Typeformes, by James Sutton & Alan Bartram - Chartwell Books

A Catalogue of Nineteenth Century Printing Presses, by Harold E. Sterne - Oak Knoll Press

Encyclopaedia of Type Faces, by Jaspert, Barry & Johnson - Blandford

Fowler's Modern English Usage - Oxford U. P. (English Usage)

Just My Type - by Simon Garfield - Pfofile Books (2010) - a book about fonts

The Oxford Guide to Style - Oxford U. P. (Hart's Rules for the 21st Century)

The Postscript Font Handbook - Addison-Wesley

Printing Design & Layout by Vincent Steer - Virtue & Co. Ltd

The Letter Forms and Type Designs of Eric Gill notes by Robert Harling - Eva Svensson

The Secret History of Letters, by Simon Loxley - I. B. Taurus

Type for the Internet and other Digital Media, by Veruschka Gotz - Ava Publishing

Typographic Decoration, by Clara Schmidt - L'Aventurine


Amberley Museum - Crafts, buses, railways and good printing section - www.amberleymuseum.co.uk

American Printing History Association,  www.printinghistory.org.

Artists Books  (University of West England)  www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk.

Beau-coup - A Font Guide for all Occasions -

Bell Type - letterpress type foundry Los Angeles - www.belltype.com

Briar Press (Letterpress & free downloads) - www.briarpress.org

Baillifgate Museum - Printing, Alnwick, Northumberland - Albionprintingpress

Chetham's Library (antiquarian), Manchester - www.chethams.org.uk

Collectors Weekly(US) - equipment - www.collectorsweekly.com/office/printing-antiques

DD Metal Products Ltd - Letterpress Tools and Accessories - https://ddmetalproducts.co.uk/products/letterpress/

ENVATO TUTS+ - Design & Illustration Tutorials - https://design.tutsplus.com/

Fonts (free) - http://www.dafont.com/

Fonts (some free) - http://www.myfonts.com/

Fotosearch (for stock photographs and Images)- http://www.fotosearch.com/

Gutenberg Museum (press U.K. flag for translation) - www.gutenberg-museum.de

Gutenberg project (text of old books) - http://www.gutenberg.org/

Identify a font - http://www.identifont.com/

Images & Photos for artwork (free) - http://www.freephoto.com/

John Jarrold Printing Museum, Norwich (impressive list  of exhibits) - www.johnjarroldprintingmuseum.org.uk

Letterpress (great site) - http://britishletterpress.co.uk/

Letterpress alive in U.K. (it is!) - www.letterpressalive.co.uk

Letterpress, including restoration - http://kelsey-letterpress.blogspot.com

Papertrail - learn about the history of paper making - http://www.thepapertrail.org.uk

Incunabula & history of the book (California) - http://www.mccunecollection.org

Photographs for artwork (free) - http://www.morguefile.com/

Plantin Museum (300 years in printing) - http://www.museumplantinmoretus.be/nl

Letterpress Presses (new) + servicing, repairs, parts, moulding etc. Used machinery etc. - www.harryrochat.com

Second hand books (great Site) - http://www.abebooks.co.uk/

A History of Typesetting: From the Printing Press to the Digital Era https://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/news/history-of-typesetting/

The Invention and History of the Printing Press - https://www.uprinting.com/invention-and-history-of-the-printing-press.html

Troy Type (William Morris) - http://www.parnassia.org:80/

Typography - http://ilovetypography.com/

Wikipedia Free Encyclopaedia (Best encyclopaedia?) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page