I'm creating a wine label and the graphics come out beautifully but the text is blurry. Is there a setting that can sharpen text? Are there certain fonts that are better than others at small sizes?
Using Engravers Gothic BT
All font sizes have jagged edges
It gets worse the smaller the font size
I would like to use 12pt but it's almost illegible
I'm exporting to a png for the web
Thanks in advance for any tips!
Other fonts don't seem much better
Sorry on my system the fonts are sharp. The Willow Creek is a bit small and shows on the screen as blurry but when enlarged it's fine.
You're printing them, right? It's probably your printer - either it can't resolve the fine lines or maybe there are some printer settings you can try that might make a difference. Those could include antialias, sharpen, autotrap, enhance thin lines, etc. One little trick I've found is converting the text to curves before printing (just remember not to save it that way). That seems to help a little on my printer to thicken text slightly.
Thanks for your thoughts.
David - you say "when it's enlarged it's fine". Are you talking about increasing the zoom level within CorelDraw or are you using something different to view it?
Rebrand - I had one page printed at a professional printer in town and the result came out jagged. If I want to try converting text to curves without saving it can you give me some advice about how to get it on a thumb drive without saving it? I've been exporting it to a png to take to the printer.
These might sound like dumb questions so please forgive me, but I really appreciate your advice.
I just meant not to save your working copy in curves. Saving it on a thumbdrive would be fine. I would also ask your professional printer regarding the settings I mentioned above and others if necessary. They should have high end equipment where the extra options are likely available. Trying everything can make a big difference, although in your case saving in vector I think will probably fix the issue. I've had small thin text in greyscale that didn't look good at default, but after adjusting various settings including as well line/dot and so on it turned out quite nicely. Edge case, but that's why the features are/should be there.
PNG is your problem, export as print ready PDF.