or dry carbon transfer process using a lettering font or wheel with
various styles and sizes (8 to 36 points) of letters.
(1) Some of these font wheels print vertical lines of letters. Such
letters are very handy to letter the spines of books or binders. The
machine prints the characters on 1/2inch paper or plastic strip that is
clear or colored with an adhesive back and a protective, peeloff coating.
(2) These machines range from a simple, one character at a time
process, to automatic with computer memory, editing functions, and a
display screen. Figure 35 shows a pressure lettering machine.
Figure 35. Typical pressure lettering machine
b. Making Curved Lines of Letters. The strips of letters produced by
pressure lettering machines enable you to make curved lines of letters
quickly and relatively simply.
(1) Draw the curved line in light pencil on your work surface. Use
the lettering machine following the manufacturer's instructions and
prepare the lettering. Use an "exacto" knife or singleedged razor and
make a vertical cut between each letter to the bottom of the letter. Be
careful not to cut all the way to the bottom or you will tear the strip
when you curve it. Peel off the backing, then curve the strip of letters
to follow the line on your work.