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¶ THE UPPER CASE 'S' PATTERN for ITC Stone® Serif was cut from a sheet of brass, then attached to a square backing of even thicker brass making a finished pattern.
Patterns are followed by the stylus of the pantograph which controls the cutter and makes a relief character in a much smaller bar of steel forming a punch.
The punch is subsequently stuck into a small block of bronze which gets machined by many different polishers, grinders and cutters forming it into a composition matrix.
ITC Stone® is a registered trademark of ITC.
FIRST NEW PATTERN IN DECADES
¶ THE LETTER 'S' CUT FROM BRASS was then mounted on a another sheet of brass making a pattern. Historically many other methods were used as well; patterns were cut directly into a thick sheet of brass or even lead. Thick card stock cut out for one of a kind experimental patterns. Electro-deposited patterns. Various modern methods, for instance, polymer etched patterns.