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'Valta' letterpress woodtype typeface
'Valta' letterpress woodtype typeface
'Valta' letterpress woodtype typeface
'Valta' letterpress woodtype typeface
'Valta' letterpress woodtype typeface
'Valta' letterpress woodtype typeface
'Valta' letterpress woodtype typeface

'Valta' letterpress woodtype typeface


Introducing 'Valta' - a redrawing of the classic metal typeface ‘Volta’ using printed sample sheets from the period. Originally designed by Konrad Bauer and Walter Baum in 1956 and available in woodtype for the first time.

10 line (42.3mm) version cut from end grain English Sycamore hardwood using a combination of modern CNC technology and traditional hand woodworking tools (including an original printers saw), made to English type-high (0.918in or 23.3mm) within plus or minus 0.1mm tolerance, sealed with shellac and hand finished with a traditional polished printing surface.

Available as a 3A capitals (60 blocks), 5a lowercase (101 blocks including punctuation) and Figures (23 blocks) schemes. Please see scheme details on the left.

Other sizes and schemes available on request. I can also cut individual letters if you have a particular project in mind - please email what letters you would like.

Materials:
End grain English Sycamore, clear shellac

Dimensions:
Each block varies in width however average size is 50 x 23.3 x 42.3mm

Made by Mark McKellier. Copyright 2021.

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Estimated delivery times: (please note each item is made to order):

Please check my production schedule to give you an idea of a delivery date - scroll until you see a clear week.

UK – up to 20 weeks
Europe – up to 21 weeks
International (everywhere else) – up to 22 weeks

Postage:
UK: Sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery tracked service - next day delivery aim. Up to £250 for loss or damage.

Europe: Sent by UPS courier. Up to £250 for loss or damage.

International: Sent by UPS courier. Up to £250 for loss or damage.