How-to Tip: Bulletin Board Headlines

Whether you buy ready-made letters or use or cut your own for bulletin boards, there are some tricks for putting them up. If you’re centering the head on the board, mark the center of the board with a piece of tape, then layout the letters on a table. Find the center of the headline, and begin putting up the letters from the center, working your way out to both ends. A mistake often made is to space them too far apart. Headline letters are usually set tighter than small type; it won’t hurt if the letters touch. Also, rounded caps like “O” and “C” are really taller than squared-off letters like “A” and “M”. Make sure they extend beyond the imaginary top and bottom lines formed by the other letters.