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Can somebody tell me how you get the templates or what fonts for the ProBro lettering that Paul and others are using on the bottom of their planes? Do you print one letter at a time on the printer or what?

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John Wells
 

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OK, I downloaded and unzipped it, and can open it in microsoft word. How do I get the size of the font to be big enough to do the big letters for the airplane wing? Size 72 font isn't big enough.

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John W said:
OK, I downloaded and unzipped it, and can open it in microsoft word. How do I get the size of the font to be big enough to do the big letters for the airplane wing? Size 72 font isn't big enough.

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JW
You can manually enter font sizes above 72. Just type it in the box.
 

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why do you print it in mirror image?
I guess you don't really need to it's just the way my simple little mind works :oops: :lol:
I cut my letters from sticky back sign vinyl not monokote.
I print the letter backwards, cut it out to make a pattern, trace around it on the paper backing of the sing vinyl then cut it out.
 

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I use monocote/ultracote and prefer to use a glue stick and stick it to the back. That is why it's backwards, when you cut it out from the back it's right.

Also, if you have anything that does BANNERS, that works better than one page at a time. If you want to you can arch the letters, or make them bigger at the root and smaller at the tip. Etc.

PLUS.......if you need anything bigger than will fit on one sheet, it'll go two sheets high. I know when I get a big ass Profile, I'll probably use a whole roll of black monocote but it WILL have the ProBro on it!!!! :lol:
 

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i just use spray adhesive like the elmers or like 3m77 when it was good.. anyway a light coat on the back of the printout and it sticks to the ultracote just enough to cut out the letters, then i line it up on the plane and attach it with the iron with the paper still on after you stuck it you can peal the paper off, get any glue residue off with paint thinner and go over it again with low heat to make use its sealed good, ultracote can come out with no bubbles, with mono you would be best to use the windex method :D
just one more technique for you
 

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I downloaded the WIZZARD font, sized it around 300 I think, then made templates from light ply. Really easy to reproduce as many letters as you want that way. I even cut some templates for the Texarkana Pro Bro as a raffle prize. I'm not sure the guy that won them had a clue, but when he uses them, he will love them. :p
 

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I won the templates at Texarkana. I thought I was supposed to glue them to the side of my PC case. That way, no matter where I surf, everyone knows I'm a bro. :lol:

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Steve, if you use the "print" under the file menu and not the little picture icon, you get a dialog box. hit options or setup, then advanced, you'll see mirror on that list of settings. I haven't ever seen a program that doesn't allow me to do that. Annother place to look in some oddball programs is "Transfer" like as in t-shirt transfers. That will reverse it in some programs.
 

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Next to TurboCad, my favorite program in the world is OppenOffice Draw. It's a drawing program in the open source (FREE) Office package called OpenOffice. It lets you tile print, banner, etc and works great for these things. I do almost all of my rastor (scaleable) image/artwork in this program. It's a liitle like the CorelDraw or Freehand packages.

It's also great for importing images, scaling them and printing them. Good all around program.

If you don't have MS office, or have an old version, this is a great replacement too, especially since it's free and it works with MS Office file formats.

http://www.openoffice.org/
 

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Gordo said:
Steve, if you use the "print" under the file menu and not the little picture icon, you get a dialog box. hit options or setup, then advanced, you'll see mirror on that list of settings. I haven't ever seen a program that doesn't allow me to do that. Annother place to look in some oddball programs is "Transfer" like as in t-shirt transfers. That will reverse it in some programs.
Hey Gordo.... That's cool.. I never knew that was in there..... Learn something new everyday...
 

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Help me out Bros! PLEASE!! I am trying to print out the letters in MS Word Works. The size of font that I am trying to print is 720. But the bigger you get the font, the farther down the page the letter goes. At this size the letter is printed on the lower half of the page and part of the bottom of the letter gets cut off. How can I get the letter to be moved up higher on the page where there is plenty of room.

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Works is really weird that way, I used it years ago. Can you use annother program? Even the Notepad will work. Also try to change the page layout to landscape. Also something like PageMaker, PhotoShop, or PrintShop would work.

And, you could download a feeware Banner program from several sites.
 
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