Which typefaces survive laser?

typequake's picture

In your experience, which body text typefaces produce satisfactory results on a decent laser printer at 1200dpi and plain office paper?

Palatino works well (obviously, so does TNR...)
So do Trump and Lexicon and Stone, but Dante MT gets lost.

Have you had any good or bad experiences?

Alessandro Segalini's picture

Probably you can use the search engine of Typophile to get some good answers for your general question, or to specify more (narrow) you question using others parameters.

typequake's picture

Yes, but what about your opinion?

George Horton's picture

I think that fonts with simple outlines rather than lots of cupping, curving, flanging and just off-vertical or off-horizontal lines work best. The old Monotype drawing office usually produced work like this. Bembo Book, built on the same principles, is also fine at 1200 dpi.

Miss Tiffany's picture

I'd agree with George. I'll bet Paperback would maintain quite well on a printer like that. John Downer designed it using his faceting technique.

typequake's picture

Paperback: not the look I had in mind, but remarkable design!

kris's picture

Oranda takes a beating, and virtually no-one uses it! I used on some weird copier machine (that worked like screenprinting, usd real ink) at 600pdi and it took it like a man. But then it was designed for early digital.

daurorj's picture

I am looking for the font Pazlina Normal for a PC. We had some graphic design done with the font on a MAC and would like to incorporate it into more every day use on our PCs. I am having some issues finding it for PC.

Do you have any other suggestions as to where I might find this font?


typequake's picture

I saw a very satisfactory rendering of sabon on a laser printer - from latex. But aldus wasn't successful on the same equipment.

Made me think how fancy one can go. For example, would albertina (which is not fancy) work? or garamond pp?

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