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Nuts and Bolts: Inside Verse Considerations * Font Size

August 18, 2017

Nuts & Bolts – Inside Verse Considerations * Font Size

 

There are a few important elements to consider when choosing a font size for your inside verse.  The most important of course?  Simply is it large enough to be legible to the average person.  It should be large enough to easily read but not so large that it’s shocking and appears as shouting.

 

Your choice in font style can impact font size.  Different fonts translate differently in the same size and it’s NOT an apples to apples setting.  So, make sure the size is appropriate for the font style you have chosen.

 

See two different font styles both in size 16:

 

SnellRoundhand (16):

Comic Sans (16):

 

GCU specifically has issues with the following fonts used for inside text when smaller than the specified size noted below.  GCU shares an alert message to artists and shoppers when trying to use these fonts in a size that will not translate well.

 

Alert Messages:
The BernhardFashionBT typeface may be difficult to read at any size smaller than 16.
The BibleScrT typeface may be difficult to read at any size smaller than 16.
The Curlz typeface may be difficult to read at any size smaller than 16.
The Snell Roundhand typeface may be difficult to read at any size smaller than 16.
The Edwardian typeface will be difficult to read at any size smaller than 20.
The FreeHand591 typeface may be difficult to read at any size smaller than 16.
The TimesNewRoman typeface may be difficult to read at any size smaller than 14.

 

There are cards on the site that were created before GCU programmed in the font size alerts.  GCU will begin to return cards for artists to edit that have font size concerns. Especially Edwardian smaller than 20. Thank you in advance for your understanding and quick edits to remedy the font size issues.  In the long run this ensures happy shoppers and card recipients.

 

TIP:
One element to consider on font size is your audience.  If your card is expressly for someone elderly that likely has vision challenges, consider a larger size font (for example a 90th birthday card).  You can even note this as an added feature in the Artist Notes section like “large font size in inside verse for easy reading”.

 

The difference is made in the details!

 

Mindy
GCU Community Manager

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 18, 2017 12:19 pm

    Oops! The second image isn’t displaying Comic Sans.

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