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Old 10-29-2006, 09:36 AM   #1
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Default Readability at arms length

Hi, I need to produce labels containing alpha-numeric codes that are easily readable at a bit more than arms length - say, 30 inches. Because readability is the key issue, I want to pick the font and size first, and then will design the label to fit the font.

Could I have your advice, please?

To begin with, color: I assume that black on white is the most readable choice, do you agree? If so, do I want brilliant white or off white?

What is considered to be the best font for readability?

And, of course: what size should it be? The objects that are being labeled are not large, which means the label cannot be infinately large. Is there some sort of look-up table that one can consult that says "for a middle-aged person needing to read text at a distance of 30", the minimum recommended font size is X"?

Thanks in advance for your time.
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