Type Height

The most important dimenson in letterpress printing.
Everything printed by the letterpress process should be made up to Type Height, i.e. type, slugs, blocks, plates, foiling and embossing plates, photopolymer plates, brass rule, other borders, etc.
In the British-American Point System it is 0.918” (23.32mm). It varies around the world, being 0.928” in France and Russia for instance.

Last edited by David Evans.