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Google fonts
« on: June 10, 2021, 07:39:09 AM »
Anyone had any bad experiences with Google fonts?

We seemed to have run into one with a pdf. Wondering if we should tell our client to avoid using them.

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Re: Google fonts
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2021, 08:08:07 AM »
Telling a client to avoid using something is like asking them "please use more of this all the time."
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Re: Google fonts
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2021, 08:11:15 AM »
Using Google fonts in a print project is akin to sleeping with the devil. They are WEB fonts for a reason.

But yeah what dcurry said.
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Re: Google fonts
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2021, 08:23:48 AM »
Thanks, but I am telling them anyway. A pdf had a google font used in a heading and it substitued itself in one line for another font. Never seen anything like it, hard to believe but it happened. I have to give them an answer and I will tell them I consulted with experts and they told me to AVOID GOOGLE FONTS PLEASE!

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Re: Google fonts
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2021, 08:25:51 AM »
Their other printer never had a problem with it.
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Re: Google fonts
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2021, 08:35:45 AM »
Their other printer never had a problem with it.

Neither will their next one. :sarcasm:
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Re: Google fonts
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2021, 08:36:18 AM »
We're all the next one.
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Re: Google fonts
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2021, 09:13:30 AM »
We're all the next one.

And the one after you will be told their last printer never had a problem with that. Prepress 101....people will lie to you. :angry:
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Re: Google fonts
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2021, 09:28:14 AM »
Thanks, but I am telling them anyway. A pdf had a google font used in a heading and it substitued itself in one line for another font. Never seen anything like it, hard to believe but it happened. I have to give them an answer and I will tell them I consulted with experts and they told me to AVOID GOOGLE FONTS PLEASE!

Youse guys are the experts I consulted by the way.

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Re: Google fonts
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2021, 09:29:44 AM »
I can't say I've ever had a problem with them, nor even noticed them. Maybe I've never received any jobs using them - don't really know. I would think that as long as it's embedded in the PDF it shouldn't pose a problem.
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Re: Google fonts
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2021, 09:37:19 AM »
Prinergy doesn't like them a lot of the time. Errors out during trapping with some BS error message no one knows what it means. If I download the font and then outline it with Pitstop they then trap just fine.
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Re: Google fonts
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2021, 09:38:39 AM »
I can't say I've ever had a problem with them, nor even noticed them. Maybe I've never received any jobs using them - don't really know. I would think that as long as it's embedded in the PDF it shouldn't pose a problem.

Maybe, but I like Joes answer better to a weird issue that I don't understand because it gives me an answer to this 'END OF THE WORLD" mistake.  :banana:

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Re: Google fonts
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2021, 09:39:48 AM »
Prinergy doesn't like them a lot of the time. Errors out during trapping with some BS error message no one knows what it means. If I download the font and then outline it with Pitstop they then trap just fine.

We have had the same experience. If a customer asks, I tell them when using Google fonts to always review proofs carefully.
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Re: Google fonts
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2021, 09:59:43 AM »
you can always sub them out with a really nice Multi Master font...


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Re: Google fonts
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2021, 10:13:20 AM »
you can always sub them out with a really nice Multi Master font...


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