100% 3D printed movable type
MS Comic Sans Bold was chosen for it is a screen based typeface; one of the standard web fonts to use
"...freed from its linguistic role (being part of a single word), a letter can say everything... it can be a starting point for an 'imagerie' as vast as a cosmography." --Roland Barthes
Type was 3D printed at 30 points, at type height (0.918") in order to be used with traditional presses without any other adjustments. SLA printing was used for its resolution, and material options.
The prints were created using a formlabs Form2 printer at 0.05" resolution and Tough resin.
The final prints were great. The type shows several advantages in comparison to traditional lead-based type in terms of lightness and reproducibility. It does show some issues in terms of long term use, and finishing: each letter must be sanded on its sides in order for the support marks to not interfere with the final alignment.
If you would like to produce your own type, STL files for this project can be provided upon request. (just email me!)