Putting a 0.25pt stroke on type in illustrator – will it mess up printing?

I’m still getting a feel of Illustrator after being pretty much Photoshop-reliant. I’m doing a brochure and needed some text to be slightly heavier, so I put a 0.25pt stroke that’s the same color as the text. I’m wondering if this is standard practice? Will it mess up printing? It’s a paragraph of text and the client needs it to be editable and easily accessible.

enter image description here

This is what it looks like when viewing on Preview at 300%. There’s a bit of a misaligned outline on the text. All I did was add the stroke, is there anything else I should be looking out for in the settings?


Editable how? Within Illustrator – It won’t be a problem. In a PDF – It probably will be a problem.

As for printing, it’s not the best practice, but generally it doesn’t create issues.

You will want to ensure you don’t have anything set to Align to Pixel Grid. Because the strokes may align differently than the text.

Source : Link , Question Author : yeontanie , Answer Author : Scott

Leave a Comment