It’s easy! For best result fill in all the text on the template. Also the scanning is very crucial in making your font look great.
Step 2. Print out the template and get to work with a good black pen – not lead, rollerball can work but often gets very thin when scanned a soft black pen works best – the more of the template you fill in – the more complete your font will be, also the extra lines are important as I often use them to exchange characters that don’t fit in from the separated characters on the first page.
Step 3. When you are satisfied with your work – put the sheets in the scanner. Here comes another important task. Scan them at 600dpi black and white only and save them as .tif or .tiff. This can be tricky since many scanners trick you into scan at more colors even though it looks like it’s only 2. The result of a 600dpi file with more colors than 2 is a huge file which can be hard to send to me due to mail-size limits, but you can solve this if you open up the scanned sheet in any drawing program you have installed and decrease the color-depth to 2 colors. The result would be a file of around 4 MB’s.
Step 4. Attach the files to en email and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 5. Wait for your preview (will be sent to the address you send your templates from) or go to the order page and pre-pay your font and I will send it to you when I am finished with it. If there are any problems with your scans (this is very often the case so please check before you send them in) I’ll contact you about it to get new scans.