Welcome to the Letterprep website, built by me, Tony Linde. This site is a record of my attempt to find a method of documenting the wood letterpress typefaces available at Leicester Print Workshop in a way that will allow member artists to plan their work in advance of visiting the workshop.
I hope it will also act as a tutorial for other workshops wishing to offer the same service to their members. If any other workshops want to use this blog to host their own fonts, please do get in touch, or let me know of your own sites and I’ll promote them here.
For an introduction to this project, have a look at the About Letterprep page, check out the ongoing Blog or go to the Portfolio page for downloadable files of the fonts completed so far – but keep checking back for updates and new fonts. The latest summary of the process involved in this project is at the Process page.
Or, to work your way from the very start of this project, begin In the Beginning.
- Copying letters into layers (6 December, 2017) - An updated, much easier, method of copying letters from the full line into their own layers in both as-printed and black versions.
- Stage 3: Creating the bitmap font(s) (2 December, 2017) - Create a bitmap font based on the scanned print plus another with all the print rendered black.
- Stage 2: Extracting the letters (30 November, 2017) - Turning the scanned alphabet into a single-line, wide document then extracting each letter into its own layer.
- Sion Classic (19 November, 2017) - Looking at different ways of forming the bitmap letters.
- Measuring letter widths (18 November, 2017) - Measuring the width of the LPW_24_001_U_CON type.