Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Y is this blog site name "COBY" ?

hmm, coby ? y its coby ? r u from coby ? are you type of cobleskill people ? (Cobleskill, New York where I had been for 2 years for my first U.S. college)


All things are going well in New Paltz. Friends, study, off-campus life, food, parties...

but I just think I should study and read article and books more, I don't want to waste time
till I will be back to Japan after my graduation from SUNY.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Upper & Lower Case

I used to subscribe to this WAY back when I was a little fledgling typesetter. It used to come in the mailbox! How old fashioned.
It's online now, for your typeface web browsing needs!
Go here to visit them. Catch up on some type news!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Lets Get Digital

Digital printing refers to methods of printing from a digital based image directly to a variety of media. It usually refers to professional printing where small run jobs from desktop publishing and other digital sources are printed using large format and/or high volume laser or inkjet printers. You would use this process of printing when you are printing from a computer using an ink jet. There are many companies that are using this process such as HP , Dell, and many others. I prefer HP though i love there products

DaFaonts are Hot

Dafont is a web site that lets you download free fonts from many of contributing artist.
Fonts are categorized by theme, and can also be sorted by name, date, and popularity. The site also allows users to enter custom text when previewing fonts. The website is rated between 1,000 to 1,050 across the globe. Some of the top authors are Kimberly Geswein , Manfred Klein , and my Favorite Author Douglas Vitkauskas. The Top Three Fonts are Justice, Jellyka Western Princess, and California.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Printing Process


Engraving is a process by which grooves are cut into a hard surface. This process is usually done to create elaborate images, or advertisements on the available surface. Suitable materials for engraving include (but are not limited to) steel, glass, and gold. Engraving by hand has typically been replaced by other means of image and text printing, due in part to the difficulties associated with becoming a master engraver. A more common way of engraving now would be to use a CNC machine, which may even use a laser to engrave certain pieces.

This process was (and still is) typically seen on vases, commemorative plaques, watches, and even headstones for graveyards. Below is an example of how a CNC router/engraver works.

Foundry Review

The™ store from Mono-type Imaging offers more than 150,000 font products for you to preview, purchase and download. You can also learn about new typeface releases and discover typographic tips and techniques.

Based in Woburn, Mass. with regional offices in the U.K., Germany (Linotype), Mt. Prospect, Ill., Redwood City, Calif., Boulder, Colo., Japan and China, Mono-type Imaging is a global provider of text imaging solutions for manufacturers and developers of consumer electronics devices. Some of they're besting selling fonts include: Futura, Neue Helvetica, Frutiger, Interstate etc... Here is a link to more popular fonts, and foundries.

Most of their fonts are at more of an affordable price than there competitors for example has a particular font that I like named Lomo. You can buy either the full package of these fonts for $1,661.00 or just specific fonts from the Lomo collection for $54.00 each. There biggest competitor which just about everyone has mentioned in the blogs is
They offer the same Lomo font but they don't offer it in single fonts, they sell it as a whole with 37 fonts for $1,499.00.

digital imaging printing process:
Gathering your information i.e image, text or both through an analog means like scanning in your document or through a digital means like a camera or word processor document.
converting your information; your file format needs to be converted to a usual file such as TIFF or EPS.