Serif vs San Serif | Graphic Design Tips from PrintPlace.com

July 30, 2019 posted by


Hi there, my name is Sharon and I’m a graphic designer for PrintPlace.com. Fonts are the foundation of any good design. Choosing the wrong font can make a piece unreadable and potentially actually push your audience away. Two of the most basic font families are Serif and Sans Serif, Serif refers to the small strokes attached to to the top or bottom of typefaces. Sans is French for without, so sans serif fonts don’t contain these extra strokes. Serif fonts are often considered to be a more classic or antique style typeface. San Serif invokes a more modern, or clean style. So, when should you use Serif vs. the Sans Serif fonts. Generally serif is best for printed material that has extensive blocks of information. The Serifs makes each letter distinctive and easier to read quickly. Sans serif works better for web applications. Computer monitors are much lower than print and can cause the fine detail of serif fonts to run together in body copy. So serif is best for print, sans serif does better for web. However, there are a few exceptions. Sans Serif fonts make great bold headlines for print. Alternatively, Serif can be used as headlines on the web and remain legible. That’s it for this week. Come back every Friday for more tips on graphic design from PrintPlace.com. Don’t forget to subscribe.

10 Comments

10 Replies to “Serif vs San Serif | Graphic Design Tips from PrintPlace.com”

  1. lgcbec says:

    This is an informative video but the backing music is too loud.

  2. Don YouDare says:

    she looks tired…

  3. rpcguy says:

    thanx helpful 😛

  4. Windierisland zZ says:

    thnx

  5. Brayden S. says:

    m egalovania

  6. AMK says:

    thanks for the best tip please low volume your background music…. 🙂

  7. Gen 145 says:

    Thanks it was very helpful 👏🏽

  8. Elivan Kook says:

    Good explanation but the background music is too loud.

  9. Megan D. says:

    "Choosing the wrong volume can make a video unwatchable and potentially push your audience away"

  10. NepliBib BoY says:

    i suscribed in 2018…Am i too late???
    I want to learn more about graphic desigining

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