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    Default Fonts for pantograph

    I am looking for a supplier of engraving fonts for a manual engraver. I have search the internet but really came up empty. As this is a new project I am kinda really in the dark on this . I was hoping someone here could help find something or direct me onward. I am going to use it to mark some guns I am building and need to engrave letters 1/8th to 3/16th high. Just plain block letters would do.

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    Just search for pantograph on E-bay.

    But you would be far better off with a CNC engraver because you could use any Windows font and many additional patterns.
    Paul A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolland
    I am looking for a supplier of engraving fonts for a manual engraver. I have search the internet but really came up empty. As this is a new project I am kinda really in the dark on this . I was hoping someone here could help find something or direct me onward. I am going to use it to mark some guns I am building and need to engrave letters 1/8th to 3/16th high. Just plain block letters would do.
    you may not find them with the word fonts

    search

    engraving lettering or engravers lettering or engraving copy or engravers copy

    "copy" is the right word for the lettering / fonts

    all the best.mark
    Last edited by aboard_epsilon; 02-10-2012 at 06:13 AM.

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    Here are two. I have no experience with either but turned them up by searching "engraver fonts". The manual pantograph engravers have been supplanted by CNC, and a lot of the fonts that turn up in the search are CDs, so beware. The manual sets are not inexpensive.

    http://www.able-engravers.com/engraving_fonts.htm

    http://www.specialtyengravers.com/Product_Line.html
    Jim H.

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    New Hermes engraving machines is a place to start

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidh
    New Hermes engraving machines is a place to start
    Ditto. The last time I was at the Mfg Tech show in Chicago New Hermes was still making the old fashioned pantograph along with their new CNC engravers.

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    New Hermes was the first place I looked. I found their website difficult to use and fixed fonts hard to find.

    http://www.gravograph.us/
    Jim H.

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    Famco still sells a big range of fonts for Gorton Pantographs.

    Fiendishly expensive.

    http://www.famcomachine.com/catalog/gorton_lars.pdf

    They do come up used, but they are getting rarer and rarer. If you see em for a good price, jump fast.

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    When I was looking a few years back it started to look like it was cheaper to buy a used pantograph with fonts included than it was to buy just new fonts.

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    Not to be too much of a wise guy, but if you can scare up someone with a cnc engraver or mill, you could make some...

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