When you have completed the project, remove the pen from the scriber and
clean the pen by flushing it with the cleaning solution appropriate to the
ink you used. Do not flush the pen in a sink. These pens are very small
and it is easy to drop them down the drain. Either a syringe or eye
dropper is a good tool to clean Leroy pens. Return all parts of the Leroy
set to their case and store the case in its proper location.
Options for the Leroy Lettering Set.
As mentioned earlier in this part, the largest lettering guide provided
with the standard Leroy lettering set is 500. The following guides are
available as options. Figure 34 lists these optional guides with the
appropriate pen size.
Figure 34. Optional Leroy lettering guides
a. Another option available for the Leroy lettering set is the letter
size adapter. With this adapter, you can increase or decrease the size of
characters you prepare with any of the templates. With this tool, you can
create letters in sizes between 1/3 smaller and 1/3 .larger than the
template you are using (from 66 2/3 percent to 133 1/3 percent). For
example, you are using a size 300 template. Using this template and the
lettersize adapter, you can create letters that range in size from 200 to
b. There is also an adjustable scriber available. With this scriber,
you can create letters from 60 percent to 150 percent of the height of the
template you are using. For example, you are using a size 300 template.
With this template and the adjustable scriber, you can create characters
as small as 180 to as large as 450. Another feature of this tool is that
you can slant letters as much as 45 degrees.
a. Other Lettering Machines. Other mechanical means of producing
lettering are the Kroy or Merlin pressure lettering machines. These
machines produce characters through a pressure