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Futura PT looks lighter in pdaf than printed

Community Beginner ,
Apr 24, 2024 Apr 24, 2024

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I'm using a Futura PT Light font in Indesign. When I export to a pdf the text is very light. When I print the pdf it becomes thicker, more like what Book looks like on the screen. I have a pretty normal household printer (HP Officejet 6950).

The result is that the document is easier to read in a print-out than the pdf on the screen. Is the printer the problem or does anyone have other ideas about this?

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Apr 24, 2024 Apr 24, 2024

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You'll just need to change to weight of Futura so it looks OK for your printer. There will always be differences between the way you computer/phone screen displays a font thickness and the way it prints on your printer.

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May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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Thanks. I assume you mean changing the weight from eg "light" to "book"? If I do that it looks OK on the screen but too heavy in print. Same problem unfortunately, only different weights.

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