I used to do this back in the 1970s and early '80s but was never very happy with the results. It is difficult for a non-professional draughtsman to get the spacing correct between the letters. In particular, it was even more difficult to insert centred text. On top of that, maintenance of the draughting pens was always a chore I could do without but skipping this could ruin the pens which were not inexpensive. This was before the days of pigment liners.
Thank you so much! I just watched this, and I can't believe the amount of labor! I don't think I can spend that much time writing things nor is my handwriting so interesting/neat. Anyone use a label maker with custom stamp pages? :)
A warm welcome to my world, which is Architecture. I have seen a lot of change since 1986, but have been with the same firm the whole time. I just lent a Structural engineer a roll of drawings from the late 70s that I knew he could scan himself. Not so long ago I would have had to get out the tape and fix up any drawings with ripped edges and carefully run them through the printer. I hope he's being careful...I am very glad that I don't have to rinse out pens anymore. Electrostatic plotters replaced the pen plotters, and now we just use a giant HP.