Fonts for neon signs

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johnsonsarav
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Fonts for neon signs

Post by johnsonsarav » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:28 pm

I am a beginner level designer and want to design neon sign for first time.I took example of these neon signs from neon sign NYC.I found an amazing font for neon sign but can't decide the actual thickness for the fonts to built perfect sized neon sign.Any suggestions?

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Re: Fonts for neon signs

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:52 pm

You should probably use an even stroke width. My Mandala font illustrated below has a vertical stroke width of 192 funits for Capitals and 174 funits for lowercase. The units per em are 2048.
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Re: Fonts for neon signs

Post by PJMiller » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:32 am

One further constraint if you are doing 'real' neon signs (i.e. glass tubes filled with noble gasses with a flourescent substance coating the inside) is that one stroke cannot split in two like at the top of the 'T' and the junction of the 'Y' it has to be two strokes, there can only be one path from anode to cathode and the current will take the shortest path.

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Re: Fonts for neon signs

Post by jameshunnigan » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:27 pm

Use Denver Broncos Custom. I think it can be good for neon signs.
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