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By John McWade | Thursday, September 3, 2015

What's the Most Readable Typeface for Print?

the most readable typeface

Making up the acres of gray in books, magazines, reports, and hundreds of other documents, text type is more common than any other.

When reading is the primary goal, it’s the designer’s job to ensure that the text is smooth, flowing, and pleasant to read.

In my new video course, Before & After: How to Set Perfect Text, I walk you through choosing the right typefaces and adjusting the letterforms so they’re balanced and beautiful.

But here are eight quick tips to help you choose the most readable typeface for print.

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