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Harry Brink

Letter Printing Program

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I'm looking for a letter printing program to use for desk name plates. The letters would be "free" standing and mounted to a base. Is there such a thing or do I just need to wing it and make my own?


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Harry Brink
Bulldog Woodworking
Montana

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Maybe you could print each individual letter using a computer and a word processing program. My Microsoft Word has a place to increase the font size to very large sizes. I can even type in a font size that is not listed. Making the letters bolded or picking a font that specifically uses thick lettering might do the trick.




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Harry, I normally make mine using PowerPoint with Edwardian Script font.  If the name runs off the page I will either duplicate that page and move the text box or just start a new paragraph at the closest letter.  Another thing I do is to make sure I underline the entire name.  This way I can line up the letters when they cross the page.


Hope this helps.




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Harry


I use MS Word for making mine. I also believe Steve Good has a small program to do what you are looking for too.




Wayne Mahler
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Gotta agree with Fred, power point has hundreds of fonts to choose from and you control the size.  I would imagine you could do the same with micro word too.  I transfer all of my lettering over that way.  I also use it to increase or decrease any artwork that I transfer over.  You can take photos and print them in B&W to follow the lines easier for transferring.  I guess this isn't as big a deal for some people, but for me when carving I need to do the initial transfer of graphics to the wood, and power point seems to let me have much more versatility than word or other programs.

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Thanks for the pointers. I'm going to play with it some more in the next few days. Too cold in the shop ( 1* for the low tonight and almost a foot of snow on the ground ) to get out there and do much of anything, so I'll stay inside and get some patterns made.




Harry Brink
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I got to fooling around with this and found a Scrollsaw font in WordPad. I think I can make this work for now.


It prints the letters with a under lined base so they're connected.




Harry Brink
Bulldog Woodworking
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I have Corel Draw 6. Brother it is not a cheap program. I love it but for modifying text, I use MS Office. Not cheap either but hey, what is these days?




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For what I do and as much as I would use Corel, I'll just use what I have.


I did check out dafont.com and there's a lot there. I'll have to check it out more and see which ones I could use.




Harry Brink
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