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Fonts that exist as images printed on the reverse side of a carrier sheet. The images are coated with a light adhesive. Type is set by positioning the carrier sheet over a surface (usually a piece of paper or board) and burnishing over a character image with a stylus. The character image is transferred from the carrier sheet to the surface. This is repeated for each character. Spacing was usually done by eye by the user, but some manufacturers included spacing marks.

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