Fonts to avoid Print Production


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Fonts to avoid

Designing and creating a font isn't an easy undertaking. The software to create fonts is expensive, and there's a lot for the font designer to think about, including letter-spacing, letter shapes, and in complex Open Type font, things like discretionary ligatures. We tend to think of fonts as graphics, but really they are software. You might have noticed that with every font you ever bought there was an end user license agreement, and I'm willing to bet you've never read a single one of them, most people don't. But some font foundries put limitations on their fonts. They may say that you can't embed a font in a PDF or some of the licenses say that yes, you can embed the font, but the printer has to also own the same font.

Things can get really complex. It's rare anymore that you come across a font that forbids embedding, but it's not immediately obvious when you do. When you look at this page, I know it's ugly, but it's not meant to show you design, it's m...

Fonts to avoid
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Fonts to avoid provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Claudia McCue as part of the Print Production Fundamentals

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