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10 Commercial Fonts Every Print Designer Should Own

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What do you believe are the top commercial fonts that every print designer should own? Issue 166 of Computer Arts magazine suggested these ten below and I thought they were a good pick. What about you?

In no particular order…

Excelsior

Excelsior

Excelsior is good for magazines, newspapers, posters and signage.

Perpetua

Perpetua

Perpetua is good for displays with fine lettering and heavy text pages.

Stempel Schneidler

Stempel Schneidler

Stempel Schneidler is good for display work, high-class publications and posters.

Trajan

Trajan

Trajan is good for books and magazines, aged and classical looks.

Walbaum MT

Walbaum MT

Walbaum is good for magazines, journals and corporate communication.

Akzidenz Grotesk

Akzidenz Grotesk

Akzidenz-Grotesk is good for large signage and all printed material.

Avenir

Avenir

Avenir is good for book sleeves, headlines, logos and posters.

Leitura

Leitura

Leitura is good for signage, posters and displays.

Meta

Meta

Meta is good for text, numbering and corporate communication.

Akkurat

Akkurat

Akkurat is good for text, editorial and posters.

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Miss a favourite font of yours? What would your top 10 commerical print fonts be? Please let us know in the comments below.

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