print production

Print performance of TrueType


I have been wondering about the following: It used to be recommended to use Postscript T1 for print production (rather than truetype, I guess?). Would you use TT for print production, and if not, why?

With the dawn of opentype I don't know if this is still valid. There still is postscript (PST1) and truetype (TT) but now there is Open Type TTF and OTF as well. Opentype, as I understand it, is basically an enhanced truetype format, with either postscript or truetype outlines.

But does that mean that OTF (postscript outlines) is still better suited for print production than TTF (truetype outlines)? What relevent differences are there, both in print as on screen?

THX Jeffrey