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In the 18th century, owners of type foundries sometimes published "specimen sheets" displaying samples of their various typefaces. During this era, there was a greater variety of typefaces available. So we can understand the value in creating "specimen sheets." We note though, that one of the most famous type founders.


In the 18th century, owners of type foundries sometimes published "specimen sheets" displaying samples of their various typefaces. During this era, there was a greater variety of typefaces available. So we can understand the value in creating "specimen sheets." We note though, that one of the most famous type founders of that period, William Caslon, was so successful (and busy) that it wasn't until 10 years after the launch of his business that he got around to creating a specimen sheet. So it's fair to say specimen sheets weren't always a priority for printers. In the 18th century, owners of type foundries sometimes published "specimen sheets" displaying samples of their various typefaces. During this era, there was a greater variety of typefaces available. So we can understand the value in creating "specimen sheets." We note though, that one of the most famous type founders of that period, William Caslon, was so successful (and busy) that it wasn't until 10 years after the launch of his business that he got around to creating a specimen sheet. So it's fair to say specimen sheets weren't always a priority for printers. In the 18th century, owners of type foundries sometimes published "specimen sheets" displaying samples of their various typefaces. During this era, there was a greater variety of typefaces available. So we can understand the value in creating "specimen sheets." We note though, that one of the most famous type founders of that period, William Caslon, was so successful (and busy) that it wasn't until 10 years after the launch of his business that he got around to creating a specimen sheet. So it's fair to say specimen sheets weren't always a priority for printers. In the 18th century, owners of type foundries sometimes published "specimen sheets" displaying samples of their various typefaces. During this era, there was a greater variety of typefaces available. So we can understand the value in creating "specimen sheets." We note though, that one of the most famous type founders of that period, William Caslon, was so successful (and busy) that it wasn't until 10 years after the launch of his business that he got around to creating a specimen sheet. So it's fair to say specimen sheets weren't always a priority for printers.

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