Lust Sans Font Issue

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Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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Hi! I've created a logo using the Lust Sans Light font. Although, when I use it on marketing contents and resize it - the parts of the letters that have thinner weights, seem to practically disappear. Please see the image attached, the letter F + E are difficult to read. The thinner lines seem to fade away. Which shouldn't be the case. When viewing the font in adobe fonts, resizing the text to be the smallest size - the thinner lines of the text are still visible. I have already tried increasing the weight of the font to regular and medium. Hoping someone will have some advice! Not sure if this is just because of the style of font or a user error.

 

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Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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Are you using Adobe Illustrator?

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Feb 09, 2022 Feb 09, 2022

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Hi John, yes I am using Adobe Illustrator!

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Feb 09, 2022 Feb 09, 2022

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I've moved this from the Using the Community forum (which is the forum for issues using the forums) to the Illustrator forum so that proper help can be offered.

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Feb 09, 2022 Feb 09, 2022

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If I set text in that font at 72 pt, the thin bar elements of the characters are less than a pixel wide. Your text seems to be around 140 pt -- enough for the bars to be just over a pixel, but not enough that they won't end up a thin blur if they're not sitting perfectly on the pixel grid.

When you view this font in software, hinting will prevent it totally disappearing, but this won't be the case in files you export. Turn on Pixel Preview in Illustrator to get a better idea of how it will export.

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It may not be the best font for a logo...

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Feb 09, 2022 Feb 09, 2022

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You have too many things against you here to make this an appropriate choice.

The strokes are so thin, that even if you output this to a high-end imagesetter at your printer, the results will be problematic.

That's the best case scenario. If you export this at ANY screen resolution 72, 150, even 300, with anti-aliasing turned on (which you would normally want), what you got now is the best you're going to get. (e.g. If you export with NO anti-aliasing, you can see how many pixels you are actually working with and how almost impossible it is to make this look good to the naked eye).

So back to high-end print, assuming you are not using a spot ink colour for the grey, your background colour will be made up of a pattern of halftone dots in CMYK. These will never line up perfectly on a press, and especially since your type is in reverse (knockout) your thin strokes will start to fill in. like so...

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the parts of the letters that have thinner weights, seem to practically disappear.

 

That's inevitable with this font. Have you looked at alternative fonts?

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