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"A 72-point Garamond thank you"

While not an extravagant piece, we love this simple thank you.

A friend sold us his entire run of metal Garamond, from 14 point through 71 point. Probably about a 1,400 pounds of it. We've used it a gazillion times. Most all of the job cases are packed. Here is an image that Craig Cutler shot of one of them.

Full. About 95 pounds worth. It was a major edition to our collection.

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He had all of the type larger than 48 point on galleys, so when we got them unloaded into the studio we thought it would be a good idea to just ink up the Vandercook and run a sample of the 72-point type.

As we were doing them, we took a couple sheets and overprinted each one. It took 6 runs as we remember to do all of that one size. A bit you can tell some of the letters by the decenders.

Turned out to make a nice thank you to send back.