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With the exception of a very few minor modifications to some of the characters, the characters in the three non-skewed versions of "Romanstone™ were all made from impressions which came from antique Remington typewriter of the designer's mother....
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With the exception of a very few minor modifications to some of the characters, the characters in the three non-skewed versions of "Romanstoneâ„¢ were all made from impressions which came from antique Remington typewriter of the designer's mother. With the exception of a very few minor modifications to some of characters, these impressions are all authentic replications of the actions of the Remington typewriter keys.

How was it done? Each character was typed an average of 16 times with varying keystroke intensities and a manual adjustment of the ribbon, filling a page full of the complete set of Remington characters. The full sheet was scanned at high resolution, and then EACH character was manually modified to find the most pleasing character contrast. After all the characters were modified individually, the file was then traced to create eps outlines, and then the three most interesting impressions were chosen for use in the Romanstoneâ„¢ fonts. These were pasted into Fontographer database files. Although, the more faded impressions could have been separated from the bolder ones, it was decided to mix them all up so that each font sets with a pleasing textural variation.

POINT SIZES
While the companion type family Writing Machineâ„¢ is a typewriter font family suitable for typesetting where less character fluctuations are desired, the Romanstoneâ„¢ family was deliberately created to have great variations in the character weight (simulating varying keystroke pressures and ink ribbon quality). As such, the Romanstoneâ„¢ fonts are not very suitable for typesetting at smaller point sizes, because the fluctuations become amplified and look rather unpleasant. At any size above 24 point, however, these fonts look marvelous. If you require a typewriter font which sets better at smaller point sizes, you should take a look at the Writing Machineâ„¢ family which is also available from the TypeArt Foundry Inc. You can license both families together at a reduced special rate.

MORE ABOUT WEIGHT FLUCTUATIONS
In general, if a particular character is lighter or bolder in the Romanstoneâ„¢ One font, you will find that the opposite will be true in the Romanstoneâ„¢ Two version. We could have separated the more faded impressions from the bolder ones, but decided to mix them all up so that each font sets with a natural textural variation. As such, to create a line of text which is all faded or all bold, you may have to mix and match characters from the versions "One" and "Two".

The Romanstoneâ„¢ Xtra font pretty much sets with bolder characters, as well as numerous letterforms with more peculiar distortions. If you want a line of text which really has those grunge typewriter characteristics, you will probably want to start by setting the text in Romanstoneâ„¢ Xtra and then changing some of the letters, if necessary.

STYLE LINKS
The Romanstoneâ„¢ One font is the regular version of the family and the Romanstoneâ„¢ Two font is linked as the bold. The obliques are linked accordingly, so that you can easily toggle between these versions by using the style settings in your typesetting software. To use the Romanstoneâ„¢ Xtra fonts, you must select them manually.

FULL CHARACTER SET
Each font in the Romanstoneâ„¢ family has a full character set of 232+ letterforms, with all characters designed in the style of the font.
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