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  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    July 7, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    Hi all,

    I’ve got some lettering to be done for an honours board, I was told optima bold but they’ve just come in and said it was a little light last year, Is there anything the same but a shade heavier? It’s hard to take a photo as it’s for an old school brushie (retired) who’s brought me in a brass rubbing!

    Thanks in advance

    Hugh

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    July 7, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    does signlab not have a family of Optima under “Optic”?
    that’s assuming you use Signlab! Smiley

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    July 7, 2020 at 4:23 pm
    • Hugh Potter

      Member
      July 9, 2020 at 8:38 am

      Hi Rob,

      last year he just said optima bold, so I did, but it looks like one of them is very very bold! Much as per Kevins post.

      ps. don’t use signlab.

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    July 7, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    There is a much heavier one than both of those, I’ll post a picture shortly when I get home

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    July 7, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    This one bold enough Hugh?

    • Hugh Potter

      Member
      July 9, 2020 at 8:36 am

      I think it’s a mix.. from his rubbing there’s a very heavy and a regular bold, like the lower two on your image. What are those two called please?

  • Gordon Smithard

    Member
    July 7, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    How about simply putting an outline around the text, I’ve done this a few times now to get the thickness right.

    • Robert Lambie

      Administrator
      July 11, 2020 at 3:59 am

      @gordon-smithard One of my old favourite tricks! Grinning
      I tend to still do this with certain script fonts that I like, but look far to slim… so beej them up slightly with an outline.

  • Chris Windebank

    Member
    July 9, 2020 at 8:42 am

    Sometimes use this site http://www.identifont.com/find?similar=optima&q=Go

    gives alternatives on the same theme and style of font.

  • Jamie Wood

    Member
    July 9, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Try Optima Black or Extra Black

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