while setting metal foundry type by hand requires a bit
of attention. It's not enough to simply slip in extra
spacing where you can. To maintain good "color" for a
block of justified text, it is important to adjust
spacing between all words in a line. While this may seem
tedious at first glance, it is in reality not difficult
to do, and was in fact done for hundreds of years before
the Linotype became the choice tool of typesetting
Read Mr. Karch's text below to get a better understanding of how to combine spaces and quads for proper line justification.
While mathematical precision would suggest that all words have the exact same amount of spacing between them, there are, of course exceptions. In the case of such exceptions, let your eye be your guide, then prove the validity of your choice with proofs of the text.
Parts of a piece of type