Choosing the best font formats


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Choosing the best font formats

We're going to take a look at what formats you should use and which ones you should avoid regarding fonts. In this particular document, we can tell what fonts are used by going under Find Font. Now I notice all these documents have Pro in the name; this typically indicates it's an OpenType font. The nice advantage of OpenType fonts is they can work cross-platform between Mac and Windows. Also OpenType fonts, the newest font format, causes few, if any, output issues. Well, sometimes you might run into output issues, depending on the RIP.

Well, what exactly is a RIP? Well, all prepress departments use a Raster Image Processor, RIP, to output your files. Now all modern RIPs today generally don't have any font problems. It's more of the older RIPs that you need to be concerned about. So what you need to do is contact your output provider to see if they have any particular font issues. Let's look at some of the different fonts that could be used in a document. Underneath Typ...

Choosing the best font formats
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Choosing the best font formats provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by James Wamser as part of the InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines

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