Re: Photopolymer-optimization thread
- Gerald: I think that you might underestimate the number of
people who modify a font in Fontographer before printing it with
polymer. I know at least four other printers, myself included, who
use Fontographer regularly before making negs.
> Why not make up a polymer plate using a film negative withseveral rules of
> known size, e.g. 1pt, 2pt, or 1mm, 2mm, and some text, andprint it so that
> the text comes out as you want it. Measuring the result shouldgive us an...
Justin: It seems to me that every project has a different degree of
spread. One has to take into account the paper, the ink, the
moisture of the paper, packing.
A P-optimized font would be a much better starting point for us
than one engineered for offset printing, but I hope its creator
would not try to do too many mathematical studies of ink gain
(unless he or she had a research grant to study this). When
adjusting fonts, I'm always happy after educated guesses, test
sheets, and lots of proofing.
- From: Gerald Lange
> Hrant's dogged pursuit is raging over at the type-design listNotably sans Hrant... "'I like to watch', he said."
> 18 micron = 0.0007086614 inchThat's so embarassing. And to think that I have a minor
in Math... A micron is 10^-6 *meters*, not centimeters. :-/
This is great news. Dwiggins, Justin, and
now that guy are all in the same ballpark.