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The Alvin Ames Lettering Guide is perfect for drawing guiding lines for hand lettering. Whether you’re writing calligraphy on wedding invitations or lettering comic strips, the Lettering Guide ensures consistency in the size and uniformity of your letters.
Just spin the rotating disk to choose the guideline size that is right for your project.
The Alvin Ames Lettering Guide is made of durable plastic and has both English and metric line spacing. It measures 3-7/8" × 2-3/8" (9.8 cm × 6 cm).
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Critical for hand lettering
By Mykill cartoonist
from Ithaca ny
Comments about Alvin Ames Lettering Guide:
I'm a cartoonist and with guidelines created by running this across a t square I can letter my comics like a pro!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A Plus For Ames
By Johnny Doodles
from FL Panhandle
What a contraption. This plastic thingy looks like some basic drafting tool (and by golly it is) but it's also standard in comic strips for lettering (see most any successful cartoonist from Walt Kelly's "Pogo" to Bill Watterson's "Calvin & Hobbes") and for a few bucks it does the trick for old fashioned hand lettering for those of us that still do it that way. It was interesting to see the precision after using the Ames Lettering Guide compared to just using a ruler to lay out dialogue areas. Lettering is where I tense up and overthink and overdo and moan and groan and nash my teeth until the correction fluid comes out so I needed all the extra help I could get and was glad to learn about this handy dandy item. And if I sleep with it under my pillow my lettering will look just as good as Kelly's and Watterson's!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Had to tape the wheel
By Grey Fox
from Denton, Tx
The plastic is rough/sharp in some places, and the wheel isn't snug enough to stay put while drawing lines. It's basically unuseable without taping the wheel.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear about the difficulty you experienced using this product. If you find that a product is defective, or doesn't work out for you, our Customer Care team is happy to see if we can help you with a return or exchange. You can reach us at 1.800.723.2787.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great for comic lettering
from Wakiso, Uganda, East Africa
I have always been an artist; from the time I was five and I started drawing comic strips from the time I was 7. Guidelines for lettering can be a problem but the Ames Lettering Guide can give you the precise spacing you need for any lettering task. I also draw floor plans layouts for building projects and The Ames lettering guide comes in handy. The angled side is perfect for drawing lines for angled letters.If you have a parallel straight-edge board or T-square just set the guide on the edge over your work area and stick your pencil point in the vertical line of holes and draw left to right then go to the next hole in the opposite direction. It's that easy! Saves time and money!
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