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Re: [BKARTS] font sizes



Purely a guess -- does your printer driver (advanced
settings) present an option to send type as bitmaps 
rather than use fonts loaded on the printer itself. 
Alternately, can you turn off your printer's internal fonts?

Alan Shalette



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "jessica syme" <jessica.syme@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 3:49 PM
Subject: Re: font sizes


| 
| hi Don
| It is a digital type. The project is 25 hand bound, section sewn books for 
| a 
| 95 year old poet...who has included some essays in his work. Due to his age 
| 
| and the age of those receiving the books I wanted to be kind to the 
| eyesight, whilst not looking like a large print book, I read this (below) 
| somewhere and thought perhaps a 13 point size was something I had not heard 
| 
| of...it is very misleading as anything I am setting in 13 point is printing 
| 
| in 12 or 14 point.
| 
| However, the Garamond in the 12 point with the extra line spacing does seem 
| 
| to look better than most...although perhaps a tad small on the B5 size 
| page...The cover and the spine and blurb are metal type and I wanted to keep 
| 
| the font similar to the text....Jess
| "TrueType fonts are scaleable, which means that you can make them in any 
| size from 1 point (to print messages on your eyelashes) to 999 points (about 
| 
| ten inches tall). Scaleable fonts are also called vector fonts, which means 
| 
| that the font isn't really a drawing, but instead a mathematical formula 
| which the computer uses to calculate the character. The character can be 
| increased or reduced to produce any size, including half sizes. The 7-point 
| 
| size is useful for making mini-telephone lists for your wallet. If you are 
| 
| printing a document which will be read by someone with weak eyes, then you 
| 
| can use a 13-point size for the text. Vector fonts can be calculated to some 
| 
| rather large sizes. "
| 
| --- Original Message ----- 
| 
| From: "Don Rash" <studior@xxxxxxxx>
| To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 6:35 AM
| Subject: Re: [BKARTS] font sizes
| > Are you working with digital or metal type?
| >
| > Don Rash
| >
| >
| >
| 
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