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Re: [PPLetterpress] best fonts for photopolymer?

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  • Mike Anderson
    Peter, there may be a way of doing it with the Pantograph - however, have not thought about it - be like making Condensed or Wide faces. I ll have to look
    Message 1 of 25 , Oct 27, 2007
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      Peter, there may be a way of doing it with the Pantograph - however, have not thought about it - be like making Condensed or Wide faces. I'll have to look into this.

      Also, it is "Deckel" vice the mistyped "Deckle."

      mike

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      From: Peter Fraterdeus
      To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 10:18 AM
      Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] best fonts for photopolymer?


      Mike

      thanks much for this elucidation!

      One question, can one vary the x/y ratio as well? I imagine. If so, then cutting the caption face 15% wider (or whatever) than the Titling would be possible from a single master. I had not thought of this possibility before... Of course this would also slightly distort the ratio of horizontal to vertical in the letterforms, but would still likely be within the design space.

      Thanks

      Peter

      At 8:39 AM -0400 27 10 07, Mike Anderson wrote:
      >For what it is worth, this is the little bit I know about pattern size and weight of the typeface.
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      >The wonder of the Pantograph is the ability to vary the ratio of the finished product to the pattern, i.e., 1:1, 70:1, etc. In reality there are three variables with a Pantograph - the ratio, as mentioned above, the diameter of the follower and the size of the cutter's tip.
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      >The follower is a round tool used to follow the pattern (outside for punch cutting, inside for matrix cutting). The followers that came with my Pierpont (Benton Style) pantograph range from .020" to .56" in increments of .005". I use these same followers with my Deckle pantograph.
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