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Making a big letter "a" posterIn micrometer's room (1000x magnification), a letter "a" is as big as a person.
"a" posterHere is a 72 page document you can cut and tape into a giant "a" poster (9 x 8 pages).
The "a" is in a 12 point Times-Roman font, magnified 1000x. Thus, it's a 12000 point "a" :).
Poster AssemblyFrom the
Doables: Cover page with example 12 pt text. And tiled-paper image as assembly guide. Micrograph of some printed text. Discuss toner/ink-dot size vs sharpness. Paper fiber size. Describe creation. Link to poster page. Tweak gray level. Page size? A4? A0? History: 2002-Jun-05 Online.
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