There have been a few digital typefaces designed for letterpress use
but there is only one that I know of that is available for purchase.
That would be dfTYPE's Rialto. It is quite nice. Sets and prints very
Adobe did have a Multiple Master Jenson that was configurable for
letterpress. The prospectus for the typeface included a showing
printed by Margery Cantor. But the Multiple Master fonts were
discontinued when Adobe abandoned the Postscript Type 1 font format
for OpenType. The Jenson Pro OT does not include the variant
configuration for letterpress.
With font editing software you can adjust existing fonts to function
more appropriately in the letterpress environment. I adjusted Monotype
Bell and it seems to have worked out quite well in a broadside I just
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, <G0godzilla@...> wrote:
> Hi List,
> Was I dreaming, or did I hear that Adobe carries a font that was
designed for Letterpress?
> I know they have several that are designed to LOOK like letterpress,
but I'm wondering if they have any that work particularly well for
> I know this has probably been covered so apologies in advance but I
was looking through the archives and started to get crosseyed.
> Many thanks,
> Mackie Osborne