Postscript and TrueType are the font standards for digital imaging. Watch out for inexpensive font packages. They are not of good quality and will not print correctly. Stick with Postscript and TrueType from reputable vendors.

You must submit a copy of all the screen and printer fonts you use in your publication, including those that are in EPS files that were not converted to curves or paths. Our computers must be able to find these fonts when translating your files.

A Postscript font is composed of at least two files, a screen font and a printer font. For every variation of the font, (bold, italic, etc.) there will be a printer font. All of these files will be located within a Font Suitcase. Submit the entire Font Family (screen and all printer font variations) contained within the Suitcase.

TrueType fonts and variations do not have a printer font associated with them. The printer font is created when the Me 0 sent to the printing device. Copy and submit the entire Font Family.

Style palettes in page layout applications allow you to alter the style or weight of a font (i.e. make it Bold or ltalic), and will print as such on a laser printer. However, these commands are ignored by high-end imaging devices like an imagesetter. lf your system does not list a file name for the variation you want, you’ll need to use a different font which does.

If the service provider is asked to use his fonts you should not expect character spacing and line breaks to be exactly like yours. Fonts with the same name but from different manufacturers will print differently. For example, a different version of “Times” can cause your text to reflow.