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Truetype fonts

Community Beginner ,
Apr 29, 2020

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Hi,

Is it a problem to use a TT font for a document intended for printing?
Some say printers don't like, others say it is not a problem today  .. 
(I would like to use https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Cabin)
Thanks for your answers.
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First, there's nothing inherently wrong with Truetype. Secondly, Google fonts, AFAIK, are Truetype flavored opentype and completely cross platform.

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Truetype fonts

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Apr 29, 2020

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Hi,

Is it a problem to use a TT font for a document intended for printing?
Some say printers don't like, others say it is not a problem today  .. 
(I would like to use https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Cabin)
Thanks for your answers.
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First, there's nothing inherently wrong with Truetype. Secondly, Google fonts, AFAIK, are Truetype flavored opentype and completely cross platform.

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First, there's nothing inherently wrong with Truetype. Secondly, Google fonts, AFAIK, are Truetype flavored opentype and completely cross platform.

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Thanks a lot.

 

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I agree with Bob, provided that the printer you are working with has updated their technology within the last 15 years. That said, I do have suppliers who still have older technology that had issues with Truetype fonts... but they are in the minority.

Ultimately, it's an issue related to older workflows and nowadays it isn't an issue, provided the font is a legitimate font that came from a reliable source).

Nevertheless, it's always great to have constructive dialog with the prepress (NOT sales) department of your printer to determine exactly what their specific requirements are.

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