Re: typeface colors and contrast: how light is too light?

Subject: Re: typeface colors and contrast: how light is too light?
From: Michael West <WestM -at- conwag -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 09:57:04 +1000

Jean Hollis Weber wrote:
> Pamela Denchfield asked,
> > Where can I find out about ideal contrast levels for type?
> > How light is too light?
> I think that very much depends on the person.

It also depends on the technical medium, the local lighting conditions,
the distance between the viewer and the source, the density and volume of
the information, and numerous other variables, some of which are quite
beyond our knowledge or control.

A good rule of thumb is that if you think the contrast might be too weak,
then it is.


Mike West


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