the plottery

Hershey fonts tests

Did some typographic tryouts. Since pen plotters are only able to plot single line fonts, I dived into the topic of hershey fonts. My initial idea was to make a hershey font myself.

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I talked with Joris about Illustrator plugins to create single line fonts and also plugin's. He suggested using the MonolineText plugin for illustrator to be able to make text fields filled with hershey fonts, since normally you are only able to create one stroke with text. So this plugin is really functional.


With the machine finally working and being able to print, it's time to test out the pens that I got with the pen plotter. They are quite old, so some of them are all dried out. I'm planning on making pen holders, so I can just put any pen in it to print.

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