I'm starting to put together a layout in Illustrator (I know Inkscape is the officially supported software, but I already have access to Illustrator and know it fairly well). I am excited about this first keyboard design and was thinking of making it a maker design when I am finished, assuming it turns out well.
My design is going to use thin fonts. I'm looking at Poiret One at the moment. In illustrator, I added a .25 border around the font making it a little thicker, but it's still rather thin. This is my first time doing a design project like this, so my question is: is there a minimum thickness that I should shoot for with fonts and linework for it to turn out okay?
My concerns are:
- hardware tolerances: Is there a certain threshold below which the printer will have difficulty?
- longevity: will it wear faster with a thinner line?
- readability: it looks fine on my screen, but will the printed version be more difficult to read?
I've attached a screen cap of what I've got so far. Any feedback/advice would be greatly appreciated!
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