Legal Letterhead Fonts
Q: Legal letterhead fonts Does anybody know the name/possible sources for the standard legal fonts used in engraved letterhead/biz cards (i.e., the fonts used by printers such as Stuart Cooper).
A: The font probably most used, especially for the address, telephone, etc. information is Copperplate Gothic. However, there are numerous variants of Copperplate Gothic. For example, the smaller text on business cards is normally set in 6 point (i.e. 1/12th of an inch (6 picas = 1 inch, 12 points = 1 pica)) which is based on "real" type (made of lead) that probably is not used much any more (except in my letterpress in my garage). The 6 points refers to the height of the actual piece of type, and often the height of the image of the letter on the type is slightly smaller. Anyway, with Copperplate Gothic, there are many variants such as small caps, extended (i.e. wider than normal), condensed (i.e. narrower than normal), etc., etc. The width of the lines also comes in variants such as bold and light. Are you looking for computer fonts or "real" type? If the answer is real type, Depending on your needs, I may be able to loan/spare enough to set your business card.
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