Recently I designed a book using Mardersteig's Dante. I have used it in the past with great satisfaction, and it is my favourite font for offset.
The publisher decided to start printing on demand (POD) with Lightning Source, but Dante comes out very pale (see small sample).
I was thinking of using Williams Caslon, as I have bought it recently for another job, but I am afraid it will still be too light.
I looked at Dante Medium, but for some reason the charm of Dante Std is gone.
What alternative would you advice?
This edition uses Lightning Source lightly cream 6x9 format. Type is currently set as 12/14.4.
I was considering using Merlo, but I can't find it in OpenType. Since I am using XeLaTeX, OpenType would help my job considerably.
Thank you for any advice or tips you could spare,