Impressive work Rafal!
Where would we be without you?
Man, that is wild! Outstanding research.
Now who can make some dry transfer sets consisting of DV: IIIIIIIII EE: T for us?
The end of the first post was updated with an image from a 1966 Letraset Catalogue.
I've made my own that I gave out for free a while back.
Thanks for sharing your detective work, Rafal. Good stuff
So who is going to offer sets of these?
Today I played a little bit with this image :
This is an A5 sheet (half of an A4 page) of an existing Letraset sheet (Helvetica Medium Condensed 7mm). The whole idea was to recreate a new sheet with the 'Folio Bold Condensed 7mm' font:
The whole page was recreated by using similar fonts and by replacing the sheet code with TDH and 0302, which means March 2002 (the birth of this forum) and in the end I applied a bit of aging to the page. I might recreat the page without any brand name and other codes if anyone will want to do these for the TDH members (or for anybody).
I also did a test print of this sheet to see if the font height is indeed 7mm:
Last edited by RafalFett; Apr 9, 2012 at 6:12 AM. Reason: Added test print.
I'm a bit confused! I know that the correct font size is 28, altough all the converters on the internet shows different values:
The other thing that I don't understand from Art's post(s) is if this font was a known Letraset font or not, because all my searches were with no result(s).
The thread title was changed and the beginning of the first post was updated with new informations:
It seems that this Letraset font was already known by some members to be the one used on the Pre-Pro #3 and the 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.
Unfortunately, I thought the Letraset thing was well known and published. Tylerdurden (Dan) is the one who positively IDed the fonts about 8 years ago. I know their was debate about the size, but I didn't realize people weren't aware of what fonts were used. This is why we should be populating the wiki! Actually... if you look in the wiki, we do have an entry for Letraset Dry transfers, but we never filled it out.
Updated the end of the first post with 2 (A4 and LTR) transparent PNG files with a replica Letraset Folio Bold Condensed sheet for anybody would like to use it.