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Name Plates


#1

To all;

I am interested in making name plates. Up till now I have been
cutting out names from magazines, and glueing them to sheet. This
limits to whatever name is available in the cataloges. Are there
any such name lists or programs that would be beneficial.

                                       Sincerly,
                                                    Nick

#2

Are there any such name lists or programs that would be
beneficial.

Any computer graphics program will allow you the versitility to
print out any text in any font at almost any size. I use Print
artist. It has over 750 different fonts and can scale from 4
points to 250 points. It also offers special effects such as
tapering waveing letters and hundreds of others. RED


#3

Hi Nick,

I’m not sure I really understand what you’re doing (mostly
because it seems a little odd to me), but I did have an idea. It
seems that, since you obviously have access to a computer, you
could print whatever name you needed on a laser or color printer.
For most purposes, the quality and resolution on todays printers
is as good as you can get from a magazine or catalog.

A good graphics program, like CorelDraw for example, will come
with a bazillion different fonts, not to mention other graphics,
as well. You can print anything with a “hairline” width line and
glue it to your sheet. Makes a better pattern (sharper line)
than I could ever do by hand. Makes a great guide for
piercing/sawing.

I hope I’m in the right neighborhood of what you’re talking
about!

Dave Sebaste


#4

Nick, My apprentice, a graphic artist, suggested laying out the
names on a desktop publishing software and printing on contact
paper ( clear w/ adhesive back) You could affix this to brass
or cut the letters out with a jeweler’s saw and solder them to
another piece of metal. Wendy at @Wendy_Newman


#5
I am interested in making name plates. Up till now I have been
cutting out names from magazines, and glueing them to sheet. This
limits to whatever name is available in the cataloges. Are there
any such name lists or programs that would be beneficial.

NIck, if you could tell us a little more about what you’re
making. Are you piercing out peoples names from gold sheet?
Piercing sheet wax and casting? I did work like this for years
using photoetching and using CorelDraw on a PC.

Jeffrey E


#6

Dave,

I’m curious, do you have Corel Draw? I was wondering if it was
something that could be used to help with jewelry design.
Computers can make mirror images so much faster than I can, but I
have yet to find a program that is reasonably priced and good for
complex line drawings. We were thinking of getting Corel because
the guy who designed our logo used it and I would like to
duplicate some of the pattern he used in a piece of jewelry.
I’m not sure that it falls under the category of reasonably
priced, however.

Thanks,

Sharon


#7

Nick, If you are reffering to different style fonts for use in making
nameplates… Simply use the fonts available on your computer… You would
be suprised how many there are… Then Simply write the name you need to
make the plate for, size it on your computer to the size you need… And
print it out.Paste it to whatever you are working with and cut it out…