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Fonts in Publishing - What's the issue?

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Fonts can cause issues when creating developing and outputting documents in the publishing workflow. See what types of things are required for you and your team to flawlessly use fonts in your workflow.

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Fonts in Publishing - What's the issue?

  1. 1. PUBLISHING AND FONTS WHAT’S THE ISSUE? Presented by Jim Kidwell
  2. 2. Agenda
  3. 3. Publishing Font Issues • Evolving team structures • Distribution issues • Compliance • Creative disconnect • Process output automation
  4. 4. Evolving team structures • More connected professionals • Geographic challenges • Varying team member needs !  IT !  Creative !  Editorial !  Production
  5. 5. More Fonts, More Problems • Years of purchases • Large font collections
  6. 6. Many Digital Font Formats •  Bitmapped •  PostScript •  TrueType •  TTC, Multiple Master, dfont, AAT, etc. •  OpenType
  7. 7. Font Distribution & Synchronization
  8. 8. Distribution & Synchronization Solves 1.  Solve technical issues a.  Missing fonts b.  Incorrect fonts 2.  Brand control 3.  Font compliance
  9. 9. Workgroup Distribution
  10. 10. By User Type Production Design Editorial
  11. 11. By Client Ford Macy’s Nike
  12. 12. By Project Website Collateral Event
  13. 13. Compliance
  14. 14. Font Licenses •  Typeface designs cannot be copyrighted •  Fonts are licensed as software
  15. 15. Compliance Strategies
  16. 16. Compliance through workgroup access
  17. 17. Compliance through user permissions
  18. 18. Compliance for all users
  19. 19. Creative Disconnect •  Want creative exploration & inspiration •  Don’t know what the team has •  “Close enough” isn’t good enough •  Everyone has the “me toos”
  20. 20. What Solutions Do Creatives Need?
  21. 21. A Font Dashboard
  22. 22. Ability to Search
  23. 23. Find Similarities - QuickMatch
  24. 24. Preview fonts
  25. 25. Detailed Data
  26. 26. Plug-in based font activation •  Adobe Creative Cloud !  InDesign !  Illustrator !  Photoshop !  InCopy • QuarkXPress
  27. 27. Every Font At Hand
  28. 28. A Little Fontspiration
  29. 29. Process output automation
  30. 30. Resources Font Management Best Practices Guides •  Server-based, OS X and Windows •  www.extensis.com/fmbpg Universal Type Server •  www.typeserver.com •  Free 30-day trial Connect •  @extensis •  @jimkidwell

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