I used to use ‘The Kroy Machine’ for the Monday Morning Blues.
The Blues was a college zine. I was editor and designer. We had no Macintosh, only an old Apple II with a basic word processing program hooked up to an inky typewriter-like dot matrix printer. Most articles were typed on an actual typewriter because that was sometimes easier.
The Kroy was a lot like a large Dymo labeller. And it was a BITCH to work with, the kerning sucked (the dial on the bottom was for kerning/tracking, but you couldn’t easily see what you were doing), the letters jumped around a lot – the gum on the labels was very sticky/not repositionable. But you could make little headlines on transparent tape – and it was a huge step up from rub off lettering.
Learned to hate the Souvenir and Stymie fonts while using that thing. Cooper, LOTS of Cooper Black!
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