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  • Send all fonts used in your files. We may have a copy of your particular font in our font library; however, several different companies make fonts of the same name, and they do differ. PostScript Type 1 fonts are preferred. Use Truetype fonts sparingly, only if necessary, since these do not print well to PostScript printers and imagesetters. Be aware that Type 1 fonts consist of two parts, a screen font, and a printer font. BOTH must be sent with the files to print accurately.
  • If you have fonts in your vector EPS files, conflicts may arise when the file is output if the font is not sent. We suggest converting any text in EPS files to outlines (paths) if possible. The letter characters then become a graphic object and do not require the fonts to be downloaded to the output device.
  • Avoid using “applied” type styles – do not use the Control or Measurements palettes in PageMaker or QuarkXPress to make the type bold or italic. Always pick your bold or italic font from the font list. If bold or italic versions of your fonts are not available in your font list, you can use the palettes, but be warned that “applying” a style in this manner will not always work when imagesetting, even if it appears to work on your laser printout.
  • Do NOT use Multiple Master fonts.
  • Do NOT color type smaller than 9 point, unless you are using a solid spot color or a solid process color. “Building” a non-solid color requires dots of various colors and these dots in small type degrade the sharpness.
  • If you customize character widths and kerning pairs with a font-editing program, provide the modified font as well. Otherwise, your customizations will go unseen.
  • Know that third-party font manufacturers cut corners when producing fonts, which is how the fonts are sold cheaply. Frequently, these fonts have reduced character sets and do not provide the high-quality look that Type 1 fonts do.