Sept. 27, 2017 – The Monument Lettering Center launched an inscription matching service this Summer as an aid to the industry, helping match hard to find fonts, hand-drawn lettering, and calligraphy found on headstones and monuments where a second inscription or final date is needed on an existing memorial. Those who attempt cemetery lettering know […]
The Floyd A. Holes Co. was composed of a partnership between Floyd A. Holes and his wife, Muriel P. Holes. The company manufactured a wide variety of products, including plastic and aluminum foil bags in the 1930s, and began producing a rust/waterproof textile wrapping under the name ’Hi-Binder’, for which they received a trademark in […]
Mar. 8, 2017 – The MLC has been busy creating more historic headstone fonts. Over the past 4 months the MLC has added 2 Government fonts for VA headstones, ScotchKut Modified Roman with 2 size variations, a condensed version of Spacerite’s Special Roman 2 alphabet (an MLC original), and a deco font based on the memorial […]
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July 8, 2016 – It’s finally here. The MLC font shop is live, and to celebrate, for a limited time all fonts are 30% OFF. Sale ends September 1, 2016. Also, buy 4 get one free. Use coupon code “5for4” at checkout (make sure you have 5 fonts in the cart before applying the code). For current codes […]
On the aptly named Liberty Island (formerly Bedloe’s Island until 1956) in New York Harbor, New York, stands a monumental statue by French artist Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi commemorating American independence. Liberty Enlightening the World, or “The Statue of Liberty” holds a torch and a tablet bearing the date of America’s Declaration of Independence. The statue contains little lettering, and its […]
June 24, 2016 – The MLC will be releasing its first 8 historically based truetype and opentype monument fonts soon. Included will be multiple versions of VERMARCO, an OUTLINED ROMAN, two rare MODIFIED ROMANS – and more from names like Spacerite, ScotchKut, and PMD’s Cutrite. Stay tuned for details!
In 1940, Massachusetts inventor Emile C. Franzmann applied for a patent for the industry’s first successful stencil die-cutting letters, which were marketed under the name Presto Cut. The letters and numbers came seperately in wood boxes by size, displaying the name of the system on their sides. The Presto Cut process involved applying a stencil onto a memorial […]
Allied Industrial Sales Corporation was a company created in the early 1970s by John Gaspari and Imre Adler in Quebec, Canada. The company operated until it’s bankruptcy in 1976. The story of AISC: After a rift develops between inventor Anthony Gaspari and PALL (Canada), Gaspari secretly creates new design and letter master templates, including new versions […]
Based in Quebec, Canada, Anthony M. Gaspari and PALL (Canada) Ltd. worked together from 1968 until sometime in the early 1970s to create stencil press designs and equipment for the monument industry. The story of Gaspari & PALL: In 1968, Anthony Gaspari receives a patent for his stencil press design, and partners with PALL (Canada) […]