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    Apr 3, 2012, 7:35 AM - Letraset Dry Transfer Font - Folio Bold Condensed. #1

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    Update 10-04-2012
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    It seems that this Letraset font was already known by some members to be the one used on the Pre-Pro #3 and ESB Hero helmets, but was never posted on the forums. I did a search on the forums for this font and all the results were negative.
    I will resume this thread from a found font to a simple font presentation.
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    I had in the past a first attempt to find the Letraset font used for the Pre-Pro #3 and ESB helmets, more specifically on the ears ==> ESB Helmet Decal Templates. Altough this find was close enough, it didn't gived me that whoa-like feeling.

    But today I did an in-depth search on the net and after browsing some font types I found this font:

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Name:	Compacta Font.jpg 
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ID:	60006 Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	60005

    (Note that the second image is an actual Letraset sheet with Compacta Light font)

    At a first look it looks like the big winner, but all the first impressions went away after I did a quick comparison with the ESB ear fonts.

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ID:	60007

    Then when I thought that I have no luck with this, I found this... I will let the images to do the talk:

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Name:	Folio Font.jpg 
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ID:	60010

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Name:	DV on ESB.jpg 
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ID:	60008 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	EE on ESB.jpg 
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ID:	60009 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	I on ESB.jpg 
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ID:	60011 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	T on PP3.jpg 
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ID:	60094

    A perfect fit!

    Note that the last image belongs to the Pre-Pro #3 helmet because the T is no longer visible on the ESB Hero helmet.

    The height of the font is 7mm or font size 19.92 in US and UK or 18.62 in Europe (or 26.45 pixel or 0.2756 inch). It seems that in the text editors the correct font height is 28pt.

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    Update 03-04-2012
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    Here are some additional informations and a higher resolution image with the Folio font and the ear decals.

    This is the site with the font preview and a short description ==> LinoType | Folio Bold Condensed

    This image (compiled by me) is a part of a book found on Google Books which prove that this type of font was used as letraset dry transfer:

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Name:	Letraset Folio Font.jpg 
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ID:	60014

    And here is the actual font for download in compressed ZIP format (for PC only?):

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ID:	60090

    Folio Bold Condensed.zip
    Folio Medium.zip

    And the hi-res image:

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ID:	60095

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    Update 03-04-2012
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    Here are some comparison images of the letters on the Pre-Pro #3 ears:

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ID:	60096 Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	60087

    Perfect fit on this too!

    And the images with the Pre-Pro #1/Pre-Pro #3 and ESB jetpack letters from post #22:

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Name:	PP1 Jetpack Letters.jpg 
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ID:	60097 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ESB Jetpack Letters.jpg 
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ID:	60088

    A comparison image between the Pre-Pro #1 and Promo #2 (AoSW/C-IV exibits) jetpacks:

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    You can draw the dots (•) in any text editor by holding the ALT key and then typing 0149 (in Windows only?):

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ID:	60098 Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	60099

    The left double arrow () is drawn by holding the ALT key then typing 0171:

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Name:	PP1 Left Arrows.jpg 
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ID:	60100

    The right double arrow () is drawn by holding the ALT key then typing 0187:

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ID:	60101

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    Update 07-04-2012
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    I found an image (on Flickr) with a page from a 1966 Letraset Catalogue which shows all the fonts used for their products:

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Name:	Letraset Catalogue 1966 Page 1.jpg 
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ID:	60115

    I have other images from newer catalogues, but these are from late '70 to mid '80.

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ID:	60117

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    Update 19-05-2012
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    Just wanted to add two PNG files (A4 and LTR) set to transparency with the Folio Bold Condensed - Letraset replica for those who want to do an accurate job on their helmets and/or jetpacks:

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Name:	Folio Letraset Sheet To Print A4.png 
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ID:	61177 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Folio Letraset Sheet To Print LTR.png 
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ID:	61178

    Remember to use the fit to page option when printing.

    Have fun with these files!
    Last edited by RafalFett; May 19, 2012 at 5:44 AM. Reason: Added new info.
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    Apr 3, 2012, 8:52 AM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #2

    Looks like a great find. I think it matches up perfectly.
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    Apr 3, 2012, 9:09 AM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #3

    Quote FettFanatic said: View Post
    Looks like a great find. I think it matches up perfectly.
    Thanks!
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    Apr 3, 2012, 9:11 AM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #4

    Spot on raf! I was really fortunate on my lid to find rub on letters that matched spot on - they were a generic brand and not actual letraset, and didnt have a font name, but were pretty well perfect - much like the ones you have now found. Great work as always my friend!
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    Apr 3, 2012, 9:27 AM - Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #5

    My head hurts I need aspirin
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    Apr 3, 2012, 9:32 AM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #6

    Quote Jayvee said: View Post
    Spot on raf! I was really fortunate on my lid to find rub on letters that matched spot on - they were a generic brand and not actual letraset, and didnt have a font name, but were pretty well perfect - much like the ones you have now found. Great work as always my friend!
    Thanks a lot, Jayvee!

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    Apr 3, 2012, 10:49 AM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #7

    You're a machine
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    Apr 3, 2012, 11:01 AM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #8

    WOW Raf I would have to say you are dead on with that great work!!!
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    Apr 3, 2012, 11:33 AM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #9

    And will this set match up with the Jetpack symbols?
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    Apr 3, 2012, 11:37 AM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #10

    Do you actually have a the *.TTF file?
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    Apr 3, 2012, 11:41 AM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #11

    Quote apolifka said: View Post
    You're a machine
    Thanks a lot!

    Quote deadland said: View Post
    WOW Raf I would have to say you are dead on with that great work!!!
    Thank you!

    Quote slave1pilot said: View Post
    And will this set match up with the Jetpack symbols?
    I had in my mind to do some comparison of the font with the jetpack decals, but first I need to get the exact measurements of the jetpack. I'm working on it!


    The end of the first post was updated with more info.
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    Apr 3, 2012, 11:42 AM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #12

    Quote Lucksy31 said: View Post
    Do you actually have a the *.TTF file?
    Already added to the first post.
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    Apr 3, 2012, 12:36 PM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #13

    Quote slave1pilot said: View Post
    And will this set match up with the Jetpack symbols?
    It seems that some of the symbols are the same size (except the two big decals on the top of the tanks) used on the helmets, but tomorrow I will do a more in-depth research on this.
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    Apr 3, 2012, 12:45 PM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #14

    You are human Raf aren't you ???? Never cease to amaze , Keep up the top work matey
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    Apr 3, 2012, 1:41 PM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #15

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    It seems that some of the symbols are the same size (except the two big decals on the top of the tanks) used on the helmets, but tomorrow I will do a more in-depth research on this.
    There are no "big decals" on the tank tops.
    those were drawn on with a Sharpie (or similar felt tip pen)
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/galle...-Britt-230.jpg
    Last edited by slave1pilot; Apr 3, 2012 at 1:47 PM. Reason: added link
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    Apr 3, 2012, 2:33 PM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #16

    Quote slave1pilot said: View Post
    And will this set match up with the Jetpack symbols?
    Nate, I thought yout meant the ESB decal "letters", the "E's and H's".

    I agree, not decals on the ROTJ top tank section.
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    Apr 3, 2012, 3:11 PM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #17

    Quote Lucksy31 said: View Post
    Nate, I thought yout meant the ESB decal "letters", the "E's and H's".

    I agree, not decals on the ROTJ top tank section.
    I meant all Jetpacks.
    The ESb does have the E's and H's,
    Boba Fett Empire Strikes Back Costume - The Dented Helmet Gallery
    PP1 has them http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/galle...ototype-14.jpg
    PP3 Boba Fett Third Prototype Costume - The Dented Helmet Gallery

    i looked at Sansweet's stunt pack and they look like they are not dry rubs.
    Boba Fett Return of the Jedi Stunt Jetpack - The Dented Helmet Gallery
    The MOM pack has different sybols as well, but they are Letraset. Boba Fett Costume - The Dented Helmet Gallery
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/galle...21601A-368.jpg
    The Heilman pics (also the same pack as AOSW and CIV ) pack has the same symbols, just very faint (maybe painted over? )
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/galle...Jetpack-02.jpg
    They seem to have disappeared entirely by CIV
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    Apr 3, 2012, 5:12 PM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #18

    Awesome stuff Raf
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    Apr 4, 2012, 1:10 AM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #19

    Quote jakefox24 said: View Post
    You are human Raf aren't you ???? Never cease to amaze , Keep up the top work matey
    The last time I looked in the mirror I saw a human staring at me... Thanks!

    Quote ThePhantom said: View Post
    Awesome stuff Raf
    Thank you!
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    Apr 4, 2012, 7:41 AM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #20

    Wow, great detective work.
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    Apr 4, 2012, 8:18 AM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #21

    Quote WTFett said: View Post
    Wow, great detective work.
    Thanks a lot!
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    Apr 6, 2012, 4:22 AM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #22

    In the last couple of days I did some measurements of the jetpack (only images) and I got some really interesting results regarding the fonts and the font height used: the font is the same font used on the Pre-Pro #3 and ESB Hero ears - Folio Bold Condensed (7mm height) but there is also another type used in combination with the first one: Folio Medium (7mm height), but there are some letters with smaller height used on the top left tank (pre-Pro #1), around 4 or 5mm, but most of them are 7mm. It might be possible that my measurements are a bit or too much off, but I have no other resources to confront these values.

    This image shows the different Folio Types:

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    And this is the Folio Medium font for download==> Folio Medium.zip

    Here is the Pre-Pro #1/Pre-Pro #3 (same jetpack) and the ESB Hero jetpack measurements, but the Promo #2 jetpack (in the AoSW and C-IV exibits) shows the same results (sadly the ROTJ Hero jetpack has all the letters removed or scratched):

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ID:	60102 Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	60082

    Note that the letter combinations are my interpretation and might be wrong.

    The Promo #2 Jetpack has Folio Medium font applied and not the Folio Bold Condensed, but possible some other font types too (ex. Helvetica):

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    Last edited by RafalFett; Apr 6, 2012 at 12:15 PM. Reason: Added comparison image. Text added.
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    Apr 6, 2012, 6:43 AM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #23

    The first post was updated with additional information and images from post #22.
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    Apr 6, 2012, 12:17 PM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #24

    Updated the end of the first post with keystrokes for the dot on the right ear and the jetpack, and also the keystrokes for the left and right double arrows found on the jetpacks. All image files that used these characters were corrected and uploaded.
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    Apr 6, 2012, 1:28 PM - Re: Letraset Dry Transfer Font Found! #25

    VERY cool

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