I created a logo for a very large corporation. In the process of packing up the files, I had to outline the type for the vector file (we have several affiliate branches that would be using it without my supervision). Thing is, as I have previously experienced, outlining fonts in Adobe Illustrator makes them slightly bolder, especially at small sizes. It’s noticeable on the font I am using.
What do you all do to counteract this? Do you manually adjust it by using the Offset tool in Illustrator? It still seems bold even though I took some weight off of it… taking off too much weight makes it looks horrible at a large size, but okay at a small size. I tried using a lighter weight for the company name, but the proportions of the letters are slightly different.
I know tons of logos are created each day. Surely there is a workaround for this. Do any of you just not outline the fonts? I would think for such a large company, that would leave a lot of room for error if the vendor does not have our font installed when printing.