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MLC ScotchKut Heavy Bar (Modified Roman)


A digital font based on the plastic ScotchKut Modified Roman Heavy Bar alphabet used for pressing letters into sandblast stencil. Both OpenType and TrueType formats included with the download.

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Modified Roman Heavy Bar SKS

* Only the basic character set is shown here. For a sample character map see the MLC Font Project page.


Monument Roman: Modified

Usage & History

The ScotchKut Modified Roman Heavy Bar was designed by the SKS Company as a slightly bolder weight of their Modified Roman alphabet, but unlike most alphabets was only available at the smallest 3 sizes: .75″, 1″, and 1.25″. Sometimes confused with the Raised Modified Roman, the original SKS letters were typically a darker warm grey color, and along with the SKS diamond logo, contained a small H.B. inscription on each letter. Sets produced later by 3M after the purchase of the SKS company did not include the raised H.B. initials.

Mod. Roman Heavy Bar SKS

Original 1970s Modified Roman Heavy Bar SKS letter. Notice the raised H.B. for “Heavy Bar”.

Distinguishing Features

Unlike most alphabets, other than the slight increase in boldness of the letter bodies and serifs, there are no features which distinguish this alphabet from the regular SKS Modified Roman.


The punctuation for the ScotchKut Heavy Bar was the same as the punctuation for the regular ScotchKut alphabets. The MLC has created all remaining punctuation based on other Modified Roman fonts and thickening to match the weight of the Heavy Bar letters.