Physical Fonts

A physical font is the actual set of characters mounted to a print-wheel body. A single physical font generally consists of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and punctuation, all in the same point size and type-style. Some wheels only use one font, while larger wheels can accommodate several physical fonts.

A font can either stamp horizontally or vertically, but how a physical font stamps on your product depends on how it is mounted to the print-wheel. Horizontal fonts must be mounted to the print-wheel so that they stamp horizontally, and the same with vertical fonts. A font can't be made to stamp in another orientation without changing how the product is loaded into the machine. For details on mounting characters, see the page on Print-Wheel Maintenance.