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By TypeArt Foundry, Inc

Lloyd Springer
TypeArt Foundry
DimeOtype's a font based on the impressions made into a plastic ribbon by the old labelling machines, commonly used throughout the 60s and 70s. You will discover that there are no lowercase letters in these fonts. Although some versions of the original labellers did imprint lowercase letters, most were only capable of producing uppercase characters. To give you more variety and alternate characters to choose from, each DimeOtype font has TWO versions of the uppercase alphabet (i.e. although the lowercase character slots are filled with capital letters, they are all slightly different from their uppercase counterparts). Depending on the words you are setting, you may want to experiment with the different versions to see which combinations will give the most punch to your design. In the PC version of this font family the style names are slightly different from those used in the Mac versions. But the fonts are otherwise identical.