The LettError Money fonts.


Siderography, the steel engraving process used for currency and old fashioned stocks, renders type with high precision shading and high contrast. LTR Federal recreates this technique for digital design and publishing, capturing the typographic voice of nation states and old fashioned banks and delivering it to your desktop.


LTR Federal comes in four optical sizes. Fewer shading lines mean more sturdy shapes that can be used in small sizes and low resolutions. Higher numbers of lines create more detail and shading in larger sizes. The names of the sets indicate the number of shading lines on the height of the capital.

In order to choose the set that is right for your project keep in mind that reading distance is as important as size. A large word intended for reading at some distance (such as a sign, or lettering on a building) might still require a smaller optical size with fewer lines.


If you only need a single line of Federal, 3 cuts of LTR are ready to go at PhotoLettering. This site offers single settings in high resolution vector PDF format, so no fonts.

Federal Parade


LTR Federal is offered as separate sets, and a complete set. The pdf specimens below can help you establish which optical size you need for your project.

PDF with an overview of the shading effects.

PDF with manual for LTR Federal. How to do layering for the color and shading effects.

LTR Federal Nine Line Characterset

LTR Federal Eighteen Line Characterset

LTR Federal Regular Characterset

LTR Federal Reserve Note Characterset

LTR Federal Six Line Characterset

LTR Federal Twelve Line Characterset