A current project involves a geometric, fairly black poster face. When printing waterfall specimens, it seems that the overshoot becomes increasingly inadequate at larger sizes. When I get it too look right at 1-2 inch height, it then looks over-overshot at .33 -.75 sizes. Is this just a nature of typefaces intended for larger sizes? Does weight play a factor I hadn't anticipated? I'm curious to hear what others have observed. If anyone here has developed different optical sizes, did they overshoot them each uniquely? How?
Oddly, the overshoot, or lack of, seems to matter least, at .25 inch and smaller. This only seems to be true on paper, so it may be a printing artifact. Due to the geometric nature, I expected this to be truer at larger sizes, not the reverse.