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The Lapis series of text types is a type family best suited to the handling of advertising text and display than that of bookwork. Its angular "edgy" curves give it a kind of tenseness. The design is based on, though not strictly an Egyptian style letter. The serifs are somewhat slabbed, but are tapered just slightly in a kind of a latin-type serif. The design is made in three weights, with a full complement of refinements and small cap fonts.
For the smaller sizes of pen lettering or writing there are numerous types of pens for use with a pen-holder made in England and on the Continent, in a range of sizes up to a nib-width of approximately one-eighth of an inch for straight pen and slanted pen hand writing. Others which are not so useful to the calligrapher have a turned-up square nib and are designed for a special letterform similar in appearance to the printer's Egyptian typeface.