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Blackletter / Olde English – 12pt – 20a 8A – Letterpress type


This is a letterpress fount of the Blackletter / Olde English 12pt. It is UK type height.

To give you an idea of the quantity of letters in the fount we have indicated it as 20a and 8A.

Please check the photographs.


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Blackletter / Olde English – 12pt – 20a 8A

Blackletter / Olde English – 12pt – 20a. This is a letterpress fount of the Gothic script and is available here in 12pt.  It is UK type height.

Blackletter (sometimes black letter), also known as Gothic scriptGothic minuscule, or Textura, was a script used throughout Western Europe from approximately 1150 until the 17th century. It continued to be commonly used for the Danish language until 1875, and for German, Estonian and Latvian until the 1940s. Fraktur is a notable script of this type, and sometimes the entire group of blackletter faces is incorrectly referred to as Fraktur. Blackletter is sometimes referred to as Old English, but it is not to be confused with the Old English language (or Anglo-Saxon), which predates blackletter by many centuries and was written in the insular script or in Futhorc.”
Courtesy of wikipedia



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The store will be closed between 23 December and 3 January so any orders placed during this time will be sent out from 3 January. Merry Christmas and a  Happy New Year to all our valued customers!

Royal Mail Strikes are taking place on 9, 11, 14, 15, 23 and 24 December so last dates for Christmas posting are:

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To give you an idea of the quantity of letters in the fount we have indicated it as 20a and 8A.

Please check the photographs.

Check out other typefaces for sale here.

More information about typefaces in general can be found at British Letterpress.

We occasionally sell items, which are mostly secondhand, that are surplus to our studio requirements. Items include type, formes, furniture as well as presses. You can also find new items for bookbinding projects alongside the letterpress equipment.

Not everything is listed on this page so email if you’re looking for something specific and we’ll see what we’ve got hidden away!

All secondhand equipment is checked thoroughly before listing.

We also run regular workshops, from quick taster sessions through to full day bespoke courses. To find out more, head on over to the workshop page here for more information.


Every purchase you make helps to support The Smallprint Company, so thanks for shopping with us!

About The Smallprint Co.

Hannah and Chris have brought their passion for print to the high street with their boutique studio close to the centre of Derby and its famous Cathedral Quarter. The team prints letterpress commissions for private clients and small businesses, facilitates workshops both on and off site, and produces a range of popular greetings cards and stationery for retail. A gallery is situated to the front of the studio which showcases work by both printmakers and their workshop attendees. They welcome volunteers to the studio to help with cataloguing their expanding collection of type too, so get in touch if you fancy getting your hands inky!


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