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Printing Light Font, Capital Letters look heavy, printing problem or the wrong font?

Discussion in 'Printing & Print Design Forum:' started by Scarlettolivia90, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. Scarlettolivia90

    Scarlettolivia90 New Member

    Im trying to figure out if this is a problem with the font or the printing.

    I have been using Proxima Nova Light, and when printing some text the capital letters and numbers look slightly bold in comparison to the other letters.
    Is this a font issue or a print issue?

    I know my printer was having trouble when I recently collected my work,
    but the problem seems too consisent to be a printer issue,
    but I'd also be surprised that this font is printing so stragely.

    any advice would be greatly appreciated

    Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 01.26.49.jpg
  2. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Try installing a postscript driver for your printer.
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  3. Scarlettolivia90

    Scarlettolivia90 New Member

    It isn't actually my printer, I had it printed at a print store.

    I was planning on having it reprinted elsewhere, but want to avoid the same results.

    do you think it is unlikely to be the font?

    thanks for your help!
  4. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    How did you supply the printed piece? Did you outline fonts before sending?

    How did you send it?
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  5. Scarlettolivia90

    Scarlettolivia90 New Member

    Sorry, i'm very new to this kind of thing so I dont actually know what that means, I just exported it from InDesign as a PDF.

    Thanks again for your help.
  6. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    What were your export settings?

    Can you post screenshots?
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  7. Scarlettolivia90

    Scarlettolivia90 New Member

    Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 22.17.11.jpg

    The other thing ive noticed is the images you can really see the halftone dots, im not sure if its is because im looking so closely now because I'e looked at the fonts.
    This isn't really a problem as they look fine, but I wasn't sure if it is related and might help to figure it out so I have attached pictures of those too.

    IMG_4390.jpg IMG_4379.jpg
  8. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Impossible to know without seeing what you sent. Send me a PM and I'll send you my email.

    You can then forward me the same file you sent for print.
  9. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    Let us know the outcome of this guys, will be interesting to know.
  10. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    What you're seeing in print I've seen in print too. It's basically down to digitally printing and the printers not having the correct PPD for their printer. It happens digitally with small or thin lettering when the printers don't have the correct postscript driver for the printer.

    I'd ask for a reprint or a refund.
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  11. Scarlettolivia90

    Scarlettolivia90 New Member

    Its good to know it wasn't a mistake I made, before I go back .

    Thanks you for your help!

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