Morning Print Hint: Outlining Your Text

Fancy fonts can be really fun and fantastic not to mention futuristic, ferocious and flirty.. sorry just got on a little alliteration kick there.

However I’m sure we have all experienced typing something up in a fun font and then saving it on a portable device and using another computer only to find out that this other computer doesn’t have the same fonts stored on it and therefore cannot read your text or it comes out in a different font.. etc. This is also the same case for when you send us your documents. We might not always have the fonts that you have embedded in your files. Text can be converted to curves (paths) in some graphic programs. This will fix upload errors that result when fonts are not embedded in your file. Following these easy steps will help ensure that your text prints clearly.

How to convert fonts to outlines in Adobe Illustrator:
1. Select all text.

2. Click Type Menu> Type> Create Outlines

3. Text now has a blue outline- your text will now be read as shapes.

In photoshop you can just go to the menu layer>type> convert to shape
Of course like I’ve said before, make sure that your fonts are bigger than a point 7 because anything smaller will be too hard to read. Of course some fonts run smaller so when in down go larger (we recommend printing a life size version of your design on your desk top printer first to make sure the font size is just right). Remember if you are requesting foiling, embossing or raised in you will want to submit a PS or AI file, and make sure your file is at least 300 DPI.

So, goodnight, goodevening, goodmorning whenever and where ever you may be reading this from and remember to print responsibly!

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