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William Caslon released his first typefaces in 1722. Caslons types were based on seventeenth-century Dutch old style designs, which were then used extensively in England. Because of their remarkable practicality, Caslons designs met with instant success. Caslons types became popular throughout Europe and the American colonies; printer Benjamin Franklin hardly used any other typeface. The first printings of the American Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were set in Caslon. For her Caslon revival, designer Carol Twombly studied specimen pages printed by William Caslon between 1734 and 1770. The OpenType Pro version merges formerly separate fonts (expert, swash, small caps, etc.), and adds both central European language support and several additional ligatures. Ideally suited for text in sizes ranging from 6- to 14-point, Adobe Caslon Pro is the right choice for magazines, journals, book publishing, and corporate communications.
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Adobe Caslon Pro family is designed to be used at a text size of 12.0 points.
Adobe Caslon is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.