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Re: Fat fonts and thick papers



Ed,

Since inkjet inks tend to smear when they get wet, I think you would be better
off printing the book out on a laser printer, since toner doesn't smear.
After all, things will get pretty messy when you combine kids and cooking.
This should solve your bleed-through problem, too.  It sounds like it will
mean that you can't do it at home, but most copy places can copy it for a
reasonable price these days and it will turn out more functional (lighter
paper for better binding and no smear).

Pamela Rups
Computer Multimedia Specialist
University Computing Services
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI  49008
(616) 387-5016

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> From: Ed Greenman <greene@itis.com>
> Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2000 21:27:59 -0600
> Subject: Fat fonts and thick papers
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
> Reply-to: greene@itis.com
>
> Folks, I need some advice on fonts and papers.  I am trying to print out and
> bind up for my children a cookbook that I have written.  I have written this
> in Microsoft Word, and my printer is an Epson 640 ink jet printer.  My first
> problem is that the typical fonts that come with Windows and Word all
> produce letters on the Epson that are really a little fatter than I find
> pleasing, especially the fonts with serifs.
>
> So, question number one is:  Does anyone know of another set of fonts
> (skinny ones, with serifs) that are available and which will work well with
> Windows/Word?
>
> My second problem is with papers.  I need to print on both sides of the
> paper, and regular ink jet paper bleeds through.  I found some nice paper
> from Great White that solves the bleeding problem, but it feeds into the
> printer very badly.  I literally have to feed individual sheets.  I also
> found a paper that feeds well and does not bleed through, from Southworth,
> but it is 28 lb. paper, which is makes for pretty stiff pages.
>
> So, question number two is:  Does anyone know of a nice, 20 - 24 lb. paper,
> coated both sides, that keeps ink from bleeding through, yet feeds well?
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
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