Design and Publishing Notebook

Is Glyph Scaling a Good Idea in Book Typesetting?

17 Aug 2016

Glyph Scaling allows the InDesign Paragraph Composer an extra variable to play with in determining an aesthetically pleasing set of line breaks and hyphenations for each paragraph. But on low resolution output devices (such as publish-on-demand laser printing systems) this can produce noticeable changes in the widths of vertical strokes in glyphs. Be warned.

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Learning to Typeset and Layout Books in the 1970s

19 Oct 2012

My first direct exposure to the world of design and publishing was being handed the task of typesetting and laying out a 300-page book. I had no prior experience of typesetting and laying out a book. Read entire post

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