PART A USE AND APPLICATION OF MECHANICAL AND PREPARED
Compared to hand lettering, both mechanical and prepared letters provide
you the advantage of producing uniform letters. There are several methods
of producing letters mechanically. In this lesson, you will learn the
most common methods. To effectively use these methods, you must develop
the necessary skills. As with hand lettering, you must practice using
The Leroy Lettering Set.
Because of its popularity, the Leroy lettering set has become the industry
12 templates or guide sizes, each expressed in thousandths of inches. The
template sizes are 80, 100, 120, 140, 175, 200, 240, 290, 350, 425, and
500 with the height of the letters indicated in thousandths of an inch.
The other components of a Leroy set and their function follows. Refer to
figures 31 and 32 that illustrate the Leroy set and its parts.
Figure 31. Leroy lettering set