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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Window Sticker Font on: May 24, 2013, 08:36:58 AM
Hello,
 
I have been working on having a "representative" window sticker form created for my Caprice. After having one created for me, (twice as a matter of fact), I was still not fully satisfied with the end product. I have been searching for an exact or close font as that used by the original IBM line printers used to create the multi-part forms that included the window sticker. After coming up empty in the font search, I changed my search criteria to "IBM font". I ended up finding what I consider to be the closest version of a modern PC font that is a VERY close match to the font used on late 1960's window stickers. It is found at the following site: http://ibm-1401.info. The link to the font is: http://ibm-1401.info/IBM140310Pitch-Regular.otf .
When you click on this link, you should be presented with the "Open/Save" box, click Save and download to your PC. Go to wherever the file was saved. Double click on it and you should be prompted to install the font on your PC. Your computer knows where to put the file.
 The picture below is the result of my using Adobe Acrobat and applying this font to my blank scanned window sticker document, using my Triple A Enterprises version as a guide for the option codes and prices. I really like how this font makes the document look like a multi-part form, as the text is a little blotchy and it looks like some of the letters impacted a little to lightly.
 The only thing I am having trouble with is the car production number in blue. I can't find a font that matches that group of numbers, as it is different from the rest of the form. On originals, there is no Serif on the #1, it is just a straight up and down line. The original numbers appear to be more oval than mine are. See attachment of window sticker to see what I created.
 
Mike S.
 1969 Chevrolet Caprice 2 Door Coupe
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