I want to do some travertine coasters for a friend, and the idea is the first letter of the last name taking up most of the 4" tile, with the name spelled out below along the bottom. Rothenburg Decorative is not exactly what I am looking for, but close.
What I am thinking of has a bit more embellishment with ivy or something in it. Anyone familiar with something like that?
Another option is using just an ornamental initial.
Goudy Initialin is the one I’ve used…needs cleanup though.
Thank you all!
@curt, thanks, I had never seen those.
@kittski, thank you, nice ones there.
@bwente, @Jules - That’s it!
Get a little black easel stand, they make great gifts! (This is one done in vinyl - few years back.)
I LOVE that site. So many ideas banked from them. Now I just need a …
Wowzers! I have something new to try on some lasertile I recently acquired. Looks like my Friday morning will be extra busy! @bwente thanks for posting those fonts!
so you got the LASERTILE from teh laser tile site mentioned on here a bit ago that looked like it was offline?
Yep…got a box of 4” tiles…no problemo. Shipment was a tad slow but no tiles were broken in the making of this transaction.
Here’s the GoudyIni truetype font engraved onto LaserTile… a couple different ways due to me messing around in Inkscape. If I do this on a frequent basis, I’m going to make an alignment jig to center the image in the tile space. I think they look pretty good for a first go at it…
Oh, and I found a neat little easel to cut out… https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1340543
I always put a square cut line around my LaserTile designs and cut it into cardboard. (With everything else set to Ignore.) Then I pop out the cardboard square, drop in the tile, set the cut line to ignore, and choose my settings for everything else. (Remember to reset the material depth at this point to match the tile instead of the cardboard!)
Perfect centering each time. If I’m doing a bunch then I just cut the cardboard once. No need to cut another cardboard jig unless I turn the machine off and on. (I make sure to center all my tile designs in the same spot (on a 20"×12" artboard) when I prepare the files so they load into the GFUI in exactly the same spot.)
That’s exactly what I was thinking! Thanks for the validation!
The left one I think, leaving the letter and detail raised on the travertine. masked so I can paint the background.
Thanks for the comparison!
BTW, after the Home Depot tiles that come shrink wrapped, I went to another vendor, ‘Floor & Decor’ where I could pick individual tiles. $0.16 apiece for 4" tiles.
This is another site for Fonts, such as this Acorn one:
What is this “get”?
I cut my own easels on this thing called a laser