Re: Photopolymer-optimization thread
- Also back in August,
--- In PPLetterpress@y..., harold@b... wrote:
> 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).
Well, maybe not any Numerical Analysis :-) but some solid
"regular" analysis of how gain *behaves* (as opposed to what
the exact numbers are, since they vary anyway, like you said)
would certainly help us counteract it properly.
What's the range? Is it uniform? What happens in acute
angles (like inside the "v") as opposed to flat segments
(like stems)? Some smart testing and observation can answer
these questions - not absolutely, but hopefully well enough
to guide type designers (as well as those simply wanting to
modify fonts for letterpress) towards improving their work.
- 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.