NA Graphics
View Cart

Leads / Slugs


We have a new caster for our leads and slugs. His opening remark to us was "Idle Elrod needs work." The cost of metal keeps increasing and is reflected in our current pricing. We ship by US Mail Priority and sell in 10 pound quantities. Up to 60 pounds will ship at the same cost of $21.60 by Priority Flat Rate postage. We sell slightly more than 10 pounds because we provide full strips only.

Cast metal leads and slugs are provided in 23" strips, and sold in a minimum order of 10 lbs. per size. Note that the figure 1 or some larger figure has to be placed in the quantity box to order the minimum quantity for 2 pt and above. Thus, placing a 3 in the quantity box indicates 3 x 10 = 30 pounds of that item being ordered.

Note that when available strips from 2 pt through 6 pt are cast solid, while 12 pt and up are cast cored. The cost per pound is the same, but the larger sizes give more "bang for the buck," as a pound of cored material will fill a larger area than a pound of solid material. Note that 12 point and larger do not readily cut in hand operated lead and rule cutters.

Type metal leads and slugs are normally put up in 10 lb. packages. There are fifty-seven 2 pt leads (23" long) in a 10 lb. package. There are nineteen 6 pt slugs in a 10 lb. package. There are fourteen 12 pt slugs in a 10 lb. package. There are thirteen 12 pt tie-up slugs in a 10 lb. package. There are eleven 18 pt slugs in a 10 lb. package.

We can provide other sizes, such as 3 pt, 4 pt, and 24 pt, plus a large variety of rules. In some sizes we can also provide, on special order, other heights, such as .854" and .875" for use as base. Please inquire if you would like something other than our standard stock items. Special orders will be cast in units of 10 pounds only.

"Brass Leads, 1 point, 2 foot strips, (softer brass, same as used in thin spaces) per pound"
LS80 Quantity
"Leads, 2 point, 2 foot strips, 10.08 pounds per unit"
We have a new source of leads and slugs. We are excited about having a new supplier since Greg Walters passed earlier this year. Since we ship by Priority US Mail, it is possible to ship 20 pounds of material at the same cost as 10. A 10 pound package actually contains 10 08 pounds of 23 inch strips.
"Slugs, 6 point, 23 inch foot strips, per units of 10.33 pounds only"
Slugs ship in units of 10.33 pounds only.
"Steel Leads, one point, 30 inch strip. Cut on any hand lead and slug cutter."
Steel leads are widely used by die cutters for stability where plastic or card stock spacing will compress under lock up pressure. Sold in single strips, not by the pound. Do not cut on a printer's saw, even with carbide tipped blades.