On Wed, 14 Mar 2001 AT 15:13:18 -0800, Hrant H Papazian
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> The problem, of course, is if the quality improves
> drasically in the future, making my type fail!
Well, if you don't mind another suggestion from the peanut gallery,
here's one: create an MM font with vertical *and* horizontal
"ink bleed" or "smearing" axes (and throw in an optical weight axis
while you're at it), then use one of the existing utilities to create
a static instance which you supply to the paper for production.
Note that these axes would work sorta-in-reverse: if you specify lots
of ink bleed or smearing, the outlines get skinnier and the traps
Then keep an eye on the press work and if there seems to be an
overall change (for the better or the worse), create a new instance
to compensate and have them switch to it.
Note that this assumes they can use Type 1 fonts. But then didn't you
say somewhere along the line that they're using Microsoft programs
and TrueType fonts? Or are they using OpenType?
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