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Industry Type foundry
Founded 1951
Defunct 1990
Headquarters Prague, Czechoslovakia

Grafotechna (Grafotechna n. p., Závod 5, Výroba písma, mosazných linek a matric) was a Czechoslovak type foundry, created in 1951. It ceased to exist after 1990. It was the only manufacturer of metal types in the former Czechoslovakia.

Among other things, it manufactured fonts designed by Czech type designers Oldřich Menhart and Josef Týfa.


These foundry types were produced by Grafotechna:[1]

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  1. ^ Jaspert, W. Pincus, W. Turner Berry and A.F. Johnson. The Encyclopedia of Type Faces. Blandford Press Lts.: 1953, 1983, ISBN 0-7137-1347-X, p. 2408-249
  2. ^ Jaspert (p.83) gives the date of 1920 for this type despite the foundry only cming into existence more than twenty years later. Perhaps this is a legacy type from one of the absorbed foundries.