This is my first posting to this list and I have a quite naive question.
Don't all reach for your keyboards at once!
I am a fine press printer printing letterpress with photopolymer plates.
We generally have to alter the stroke weights of characters in a digital
font to account for expected "ink spread" (an effect caused by
impression and accumulating ink gain). This is a fairly routine process
and quite simple in FOG 4.0x (Mac) using the old Altys "underground
manual" which reveals how to bring the metrics back into the newly
created font to ensure like kerning and positioning, etc.
So the question is this, is there a similar feature in FontLab and is
there documentation of this? And how reliable is FontLab on the Mac? I
have heard horror stories.
The Bieler Press