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HexPaper Pro

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HexPaper Pro is a mapping font with 62 different glyphs for composing and printing sheets of specialized graph paper (especially hex paper, but also isometric and others), and for applying grids to existing maps. Because it's a font, the grids are immediately available in all your graphics, layout, and word-processing programs, and you can scale and combine the grids as you please, for any medium in any size. It's a graphic tool for Game Masters, game designers, and cartographers.

Along with the font, you get the 181-page Sheet Book (60 pre-composed graph sheets in black, cyan, and dark-cyan versions), and the 5 page HexPaper Guide, which is both the font documentation and a visual catalogue of its many styles. The best way to get a feel for HexPaper Pro is to download and print the Guide (see the Publisher Preview link, above).

This is version 3.0 of the classic HexPaper font, a Cumberland Games staple since 1999. This latest version comes with a commercial-use license at no extra charge; see the Guide for details! The font is provided in TrueType, OpenType, and Adobe Type 1 formats, so it works with any modern desktop Operating System.

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Guy C December 04, 2020 1:29 am UTC
I am having persistent issues with some of the hex-rows having a slight space between them when I save the document.
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S. John R December 04, 2020 2:35 am UTC
Hi! These "phantom gaps" are explained on page 1 of the guide. They vanish during printout or when you rasterize. Depending on the software you're using, there are also tricks to make them vanish when screen-viewing the font as a font. Drop me a line at if you need additional help with it.
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Francisco B December 15, 2018 12:23 pm UTC
Can you make a DIN-A4 version?
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Christoph S September 04, 2017 9:58 pm UTC
Can you make a hex map with space between the hexes?
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S. John R September 04, 2017 11:44 pm UTC
Sure can! Just layer a lightweight hex over a heavier hex in a darker color. For example, I made the following graphic: by layering the lowercase d (in white) over the lowercase e (in black). By choosing different hex-weights, you can adjust the line-weight and gap-weight in several combinations. In a vector program like Illustrator (or using the vector tools in InDesign), you could then subtract the upper from the lower to render the gaps transparent. In a raster program like Photoshop (or Gimp, etc), you can adjust the blending mode, and so on. Lots of possibilities to have fun with =)
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Christoph S September 01, 2017 3:14 pm UTC
Im seeing a PDF error on the Full size preview and a blank quick preview
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S. John R September 01, 2017 8:56 pm UTC
Yeah =( It's an issue with the store they'll hopefully resolve soon; there doesn't seem to be anything publishers can do beyond what I already have (there's an alternate preview link at the top of the description).
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S. John R September 05, 2017 8:36 pm UTC
Previews are now working properly, I think =)
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