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Photofonts in print
Colorful typography using InDesign and QuarkXPress

Ted Harrison

TypeTech FL01 | Palace B
Wednesday 17 September | 09:40 – 10:30

Theme TypeTools by FontLab | Duration: 50 minutes

Several years ago, Fontlab Ltd. introduced the Photofont technology that removed some limitations of traditional outline fonts by allowing the type designer to use the full RGB palette and alpha transparency. The first products to support the Photofont format were BitFonter, the professional bitmap font editor that allows designers to create photofonts, and Photofont Start, a simple plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, that allows designers to use photofonts in their creations. Fontlab Ltd. is now adding three new products to the Photofont family: Photofont QX and Photofont ID are plugins for QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign that enable designers to use photofonts in their page layouts, while Photofont WebReady makes it possible to use photofonts on the web. In this session, we will introduce the QuarkXPress and InDesign plugins.

Speaker details

Ted Harrison

President Fontlab Ltd. | Canada

Dr. Harrison is the president and co-founder of Fontlab Ltd. He has been a member of ATypI for fourteen years and is a member of the board of directors.

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