Prestige Elite

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Prestige Elite
Category Monospaced
Designer(s) Clayton Smith
Foundry IBM
Prestige Elite sample text

Prestige Elite, also known simply as Prestige or Elite, is a monospaced typeface.

It was created by Clayton Smith in 1953 for IBM. Along with Courier, it was extremely popular for use in electric typewriters, especially the IBM Selectric. Unlike Courier, however, its popularity has not extended into the computer age; while versions of Prestige Elite fonts can be purchased for computer use from several digital foundries,[1][2][3] they are not in wide use, probably because of their high cost as compared to the excellent free versions of Courier.