Lettering Aids, Continued
Pressure process lettering devices create letters you can cut and paste into
place on layouts. Pressure process lettering machines may be automatic or
manually operated. Automated pressure process lettering machines have a
keyboard, limited memory storage, and a monitor. These lettering devices
produce letters on strips of paper and film. Some papers and films are
Transfer letters are preprinted letters on adhesive-backed acetates sheets.
The adhesive is a repositionable, wax-based adhesive that allows some
latitude in positioning letters until burnished over the acetate surface with a
burnisher. Some transfer letters require cutting the acetate around the letter
and burnishing the patch onto the layout. Transfer lettering that requires
cutting is similar to paste up lettering. The major disadvantage to transfer
letters is the tendency to run out of frequently used letters.
Figure 5-57 shows examples of transfer letters.
Figure 5-57.Transfer letters.