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ⓘ Joh. Enschede. Royal Joh. Enschede is a printer of security documents, stamps and banknotes based in Haarlem, Netherlands. Joh. Enschede specialises in print, m ..




Joh. Enschede
                                     

ⓘ Joh. Enschede

Royal Joh. Enschede is a printer of security documents, stamps and banknotes based in Haarlem, Netherlands. Joh. Enschede specialises in print, media and security. The company hosted the Museum Enschede until 1990 and has branches in Amsterdam, Brussels and Haarlem.

                                     

1. History

The company was founded in 1703, when Izaak Enschede registered with the Printers Guild in Haarlem.

Joh. Enschede has long been associated with the printing of banknotes; the company printed the "Robin" Dutch Roodborstje, the very first Dutch banknote, in 1814. Since then, Joh. Enschede has printed the banknotes of the State of the Netherlands. In 1866, after the death of Johannes Enschede III, Joh. Enschede sold the familys book collection and began printing stamps.

                                     

2. Typefounding

Enschede began manufacturing type in 1743 after purchasing the foundry of Hendrik Wetstein, and the foundry soon became the most important part of Enschede’s business. The famous punch-cutter Joan Michael Fleischman was employed there in the eighteenth century. Its type business flourished throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and in the twentieth century the foundry achieved widespread international acclaim through the design and production of types of Jan van Krimpen. During the foundry type era, Enschede types were distributed in the United States by Continental Type Founders Association.

                                     

2.1. Typefounding Foundry typefaces

These foundry types were produced by Enscheder:

Enschede produced many other typefaces with matrices from other typefoundries for handsetting:

Many Monotype faces were cast on Monotype machines and delivered to the customers.

Besides all this Enschede offered in the 1968 character proof:

  • Monotype faces in small corpses
  • Monophoto
  • Intertype faces.
  • Linotype
  • Times New Roman Bold, 11D, 10D, 9D, 8D, 7D, 6D
  • Times New Roman, 11D, 10D, 9D, 7D, 5.5D
  • Spartan typeface, 14D, 12D, 10D, 9pt, 8D, 6D
  • Folio Grotesk 230, 12D, 10D, 9D, 8D, 6D
  • Baskerville, 11D, 10D, 9D, 8D
  • Folio Grotesk half bold 228, 12D, 10D, 9D, 8D, 6D
                                     

3. Anniversaries

In 1893 for their 150th anniversary, a memorial book was commissioned called Enschede gedenkschrift 1743-1893. The book was such a success that ten years later they decided to open a museum with artefacts from their archives, and in 1904 Museum Enschede was founded in the old type foundry.

In 1978, to celebrate their 275th anniversary, Enschede commissioned Bram de Does, one of Holland’s leading typographers, to design a digital typeface specifically for phototypesetting. The result was Trinite, a face which clearly shows its provenance and which continues the tradition of type design established at Enschede so many years before.

During the celebrations for the companys 300th anniversary of Joh. Enschede in 2003, the company received the designation "Royal" from Queen Beatrix.

                                     

4. Services

Today Joh. Enschede specialises in security document design and printing, commercial print annual reports, catalogues and online document publication.

The company is a certified Euro banknotes printer, and produces euro notes for five EU countries.

Joh. Enschede prints stamps for more than sixty countries.

                                     

5. Controversies

In 2016 reports emerged of the theft of a significant sum of 50 euro notes at Joh. Enschede during the course of two years. According to Dutch police, the theft was committed by several employees of the company.

                                     
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