Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Jean-O-Matic 3000

This is a file folder with part of one side cut off.
It is a handy way to keep your lines straight on an envelope. As you can see, the name Joseph has a J and a p that will be added after the line is finished. You add descenders after you write the line.

You might also see little marks near the bottom edge of the envelope, just peeking out. You can put marks to make sure your lines are evenly spaced. I usually just pull the envelope up and eyeball the line spacing. But, sometimes, I use the tiny space markers. If there are a lot of lines on the envelope, then it is a good way to make sure the lines are evenly spaced and do not run too close to the bottom edge of the envelope.

This is so much easier than a light table. Very portable. And it is essential for those envelopes where you can't use a light table. I can't imagine how or why anyone would rule lines on envelopes and  then erase them.

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