Bixler Type






The Letterfoundry of Michael & Winifred Bixler has been devoted to the book arts, particularly the craft of fine letterpress printing and traditional book typography, since 1965. The typefaces and ornaments produced by their shop foundry are all cast from English Monotype .050" drive matrices, and in a metal alloy of superior hardness.

Although the Bixlers cast fonts of type on commission—and you should contact them directly for your metal type needs—P22 is now offering some “Handypacks” of their Monotype ornaments. Included with your order of the physical type is a digital font called LTC Bixler Ornaments One. This digital font contains all the metal ornaments found in handypacks #1–6, to help you compose your work on screen before heading to press.

These first 6 sets we are offering are 18-point and contain 54 ornaments each. Also note: these are Anglo-American type height—.918" high.

Handypack No. 1
  • 18 point
  • 10 corner ornaments
  • 22 left-facing ornaments
  • 22 right-facing ornaments
  • 54 ornaments total

Handypack No. 2
  • 18 point
  • 10 corner ornaments
  • 22 left-facing ornaments
  • 22 right-facing ornaments
  • 54 ornaments total

Handypack No. 3
  • 18 point
  • 10 corner ornaments
  • 44 edge ornaments
  • 54 ornaments total

Handypack No. 4
  • 18 point
  • 10 corner ornaments
  • 44 edge ornaments
  • 54 ornaments total

Handypack No. 5
  • 18 point
  • 54 of the same ornament

Handypack No. 6
  • 18 point
  • 10 corner ornaments
  • 22 left-facing ornaments
  • 22 right-facing ornaments
  • 54 ornaments total


Bixler Type Handy Box purchase
Bixler Complete set 1-6 - $139.95 purchase
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