Figure 37. Burnishing a letter into place
(3) Do not use a pencil as a burnishing tool. Pencils leave
graphite on the lettering sheets that could transfer to the graphics
project and ruin the project.
b. Making Corrections. If you apply the incorrect letter, remove it
by applying masking tape over the incorrect letter and carefully lifting
it up with the masking tape. Then insert the correct letter in the space.
c. Uses of Lettering Sheets. Pressuretransfer lettering sheets
provide quality letters for indoor use. However, you should only use them
for small jobs since they require much time to apply and have a limited
number of each letter on a sheet.
This completes the discussion of mechanical and prepared lettering. With
the advent and wide availability of personal computers, many projects
formerly done using such techniques are losing popularity. However, you
may find yourself in a situation where the computer may not be available
and you must retain your mastery of the techniques you learned in this
part of the lesson.
PART B USE AND APPLICATION OF COMPUTERGENERATED
The first personal computer was introduced in the work place in 1977. No
one then could envision the role it would play in the life of nearly every
American in the 15 short years since its invention. The personal computer
has replaced or soon will replace almost every common tool found in the
office environment. As a lettering tool, it is unsurpassed in speed and
diversity. With the use of a mouse or with a few key strokes, you