Definition of type foundry in US English:

type foundry

noun

Printing
  • See type founder

    • ‘In 1739 he returned to St Andrews and, in 1742, he set up a type foundry.’
    • ‘It's like there was a horrible accident at the type foundry down the road.’
    • ‘The Font Bureau, a Boston-based type foundry, provided typeface information for 12 of those 15 newspapers.’
    • ‘Likewise, the exhibition ‘Pressa,’ held in Koln in 1928, was devoted to presses and publications, printers and type foundries, newspapers and the art of the book.’
    • ‘As the managing director of a type foundry, he was one of the country's leading experts on typography and published a standard work on the subject, reprinted as recently as 1952.’

Pronunciation

type foundry

/ˈtīp ˌfoundrē/