Friday, October 21, 2016

IBM Selectric III- High Resolution Font Scan: Prestige Pica


I recently repaired an IBM Selectric III typewriter, which has been a joy to use. For all of the old typewriter aficionados out there, at the bottom of this post is a 600 DPI scan of one of the entire font sets- for Prestige Pica, 10 pt.


The set contains three keypresses of every lowercase letter, every uppercase letter, every character, and every number.


A quick image of the font ball in the typewriter. The "96" refers to 96 available characters.


The image of the entire font ball set is hosted on my Flickr and is in the public domain. Scan it, recreate a font from it, or make it into art!