Friday, August 29, 2008

Vector Cuts

Hi, again:

This post is sort of an experiment. I have converted several of the ATF Knickerbocker cuts from out of the 1915 ATF Speciment book into .pdf files. The purpose is to import these images into Freehand, Illustrator, Draw, Inkscape, etc. for use in designing letterpress plates. Vector files can be infinitely sized without distortion because they are not bitmapped, but rather mapped out by algorithm. Line images (ultrahigh contrast images) are particularly good subjects for vectorization.

What I will show is a bitmapped image of the Specimen, and provide a link to download the Adobe Acrobat .pdf file. Save this file and import into your own vector IDE (fancy acronym for InterDevelopmental Environment - FreeHand, Draw, etc.)

The following are "Kickerbocker" cuts. In these, I left the catalogue number. You can delete these numbers in your own IDE.



Knicker51.pdf






Knicker52.pdf






Knicker53.pdf






Knicker54.pdf






Knicker55.pdf









Knicker56.pdf






Knicker57.pdf






Knicker60.pdf






Knicker61.pdf




Let me know how these images work out for you. Contact me at:

wd4nka@bellsouth.net

Tschau!

-gary.

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