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MLC Spacerite Modified Roman Handcut


Digital “handcut” style fonts based on Spacerite’s original Modified Roman alphabet. Both OpenType and TrueType formats included with the download.

SKU: MLC-ModifiedRoman-SR-Handcut Categories: , Tags: ,


Receive $25 off when you purchase both this font and the Spacerite Modified Roman font at the same time. Use coupon code “handcut25

Modified Roman "Handcut" TTF monument font

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

This font is based on the Spacerite Modified Roman font, and shares the same history and features. The only difference is that it contains clipped serifs, which come to sharp angles at the ends. Because memorial lettering and designs were hand-cut in sandblast stencil for most of the 20th century, to work more quickly, many monument manufacturers would skip the tiny angles on the serifs and simply cut a straight or slightly curved line, creating sharp corners.


Handcut Roman Serifs

Handcut styles included. For original serif, see MLC Modified Roman SR.

This font is used for matching final date inscriptions in the cemetery. There are two versions included, a version with straight angles, and a version with slightly curved angles. The fonts also contain alternates for various characters which commonly had either a sharp corner or a squared edge at the end of the terminal, such as ‘R’, ‘3’, ‘5’, ‘6’ and ‘9’. These characters are available as OpenType alternates when using software which supports OpenType features.With these alternates, and both versions of the serifs, matching hand-cut cemetery lettering is no problem.