I thought I’d start a thread off with some common design errors in printing or other scenarios.
I am bolding the terms in which forum readers can look up themselves. It is not to serve as a full tutorial, it would take too long.
A quick and show and tell.
This is a leaflet I received for tracking a parcel.
This is an example of how small white text on a colour background can have bad results due to printing registration issues.
As the type gets smaller, you can see yellow showing in the white area.
This is due to a misregistration in the printing and it looks pretty bad.
To avoid things like this - you should consider utilising these 2 tips:
- using a bolder version of your font
- add extra tracking to the text.
If in doubt, ask the printers guidance, or for a printed sample.
The misregistration was not considered at design stage. Resulting in a bad print job.