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    PAK, I've set type by hand, years ago. Loved it! So the language is familiar, even if I do not remember some of the things I had to do. What fun printing is!!!
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    You set type??!! Wooohooo! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Type is my THING! I've done foundry (letter by letter, upside down and backwards), hot metal, photo, laser and digital. Done it all. Its a little appreciated art. I cringe at some of the things I see. All caps script. UGH. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_t_32.gif[/img] Display fonts used as text. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_t_32.gif[/img]

    Well there is something I didn't know about you. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Well, PAK, You went into it a lot deeper than I got too. I loved handsetting type.
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    My graphic design teacher in school hammered into our heads that every letter is a sculpture, and someone spent a lot of time perfecting each one.

    Didn't know you were so into print... I take back my suggestions and bow to your knowledge. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    If you need to figure out the characters on a PC (in case you don't know already), you can go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map. Pick the font you're using... find the right quotes and apostrophes, and you can copy/paste them from there. You'd be surprised how many fonts have the characters you need. Quark probably has some kind of keyboard shortcut for it, I dunno.

    From what I've heard one of the main reasons people switched to InDesign is because the Quark people took too long in getting their new version out. People had to learn InDesign and now that they know it they're content to stay with it.

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    That's funny...because that's what happened to Pagemaker. They took FOREVER to put out an upgrade and in the mean time Quark put out several and quizzed right by PM. They never recovered. I don't know anyone who uses PM although most print houses have it. I'll take Quark any day. Hate PM. But InDesign sounds interesting...

    And I appreciate your comments, EndP. Always good to go back and nitpick at what you've done. Critique is good! Its just frustrating to me to have to do this kinda work on a PC. YUK! Gimme my Mac back! And smart teacher you had there. Type is an important part of the design of a piece.



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    I've got Quark on PC too Suzanne, so I can open it.

    I haven't got round to InDesign yet, I've been too busy. Tomorrow I'll give it a go though. A friend of mine swears by it.
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    OK...I'll try to collect it and email it to you. After I fix the little mistakes I'm seeing.

    Bug...yeah...its really fun when you redistribute the type back into the case. The p's, q's, b's and d's all the look the same! lol

    My father kept some of his type cases when he sold his business. Especially the old wood type and some of the wood dies. I will get those one day. I can still remember seeing my grandfather sitting on his little stool in front of the type cases setting up jobs for hours on end. Back then, it was the only way to do it. A slooooow process. Justifying type by hand was time consuming. But I grew up at my father's shop. I was so happy there...it was a magical play land to me. Love the smell of ink!



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    hey can you mail some of those to me or jeremy so we can distribute them at the colo. spgs and denver flower shows?
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