Best font for the body of a printed newsletter?

I’ve been toying with Times New Roman and Garamond, but they don’t look quite right in my opinion.

Any ideas?

Perhaps give Minion a try? It looks pretty good in print form.

I’ve heard that “serif” fonts (like Times New Roman) are best for print, while “san serif” fonts are better for monitors. Check out the resource below to get (probably) more information than you want.


Thanks Deric! That looks like a pretty good book.

I LOVE MINION! :slight_smile: Its great for print work.

Also a big fan or Eurostyle for many things online.

Dkenne is right I have worked in printing and in web design and
“serif” fonts are best for print. Look at almost any novel or magazine and you will notice they all use it.

Yep, lots of studies have found serifs read better for print. We use Verdana (sans-serif) all throught SitePoint cept for the print-friendly pages, where we flip over to Georgia, which I think looks great in print.

I think it’s under-used on web sites too. It’s virtually universal on Mac and unless forcibly removed, it’s on every Win system that has had (at some point) Win2000, Office2000, Internet Explorer 5 or WinXP. I’m not certain but I think it comes with IE6 too, but can’t find any confirmation.

i have been told to go with a font that is generic and has the same spacing for every character…then always go to a new line at 68…

I’ve always been a big fan of Adobe Garamond…

I use Adobe Garamond for most of my print body text and a san serif font for headings and any insert text to break it up. Works good for me and is easy to read.

Georgia is a classic, but I happen to love the new Microsoft font provided in Office called Constantina… it’s really beautiful. :slight_smile:

What is the theme of your printed newsletter? Better yet, what font do you use throughout your website (if applicable), your logo etc.

The font that you choose to represent your brand should be throughout all areas of your business. The font should help speak the brand’s message. For example; Comic Sans for fun and outgoing, Century Gothic for seriousness.


You want a certain style, that certain look that different look, and…that is easy to read.

Try Georgia.

Holy thread revival dude! :eek: still good information though.

For anyone who might come upon this thread, the Google / Typekit Webfont effort is worth checking out. Cross-browser, downloaded vi Google CDN, free and attractive!