Color text is created by combining Cyan Magenta Yellow and Black. At times the plates that place each color do not perfectly align, which can add a fuzzy edge to the text (halo). For traditional printing, make sure that <b>all colored text that is under 12pt is made up of just one color of ink (eg 100% cyan or 100% magenta).</b> This will prevent text looking blurry if there is a slight misregistration of the printing plates.
We recommend that colored text is used only at sizes larger than 12 point. This also applies when you are using white knock-out text. Lines and borders should be at least .25 point in width.
If you have white text on a black background, make sure the black is 100%K, not rich black, to avoid any problems caused by misregistration. White text inside a colored box is called “reversed out”. You should make sure you use 12pt minimum for this. Any smaller and the bleed or blurring of the ink may make it unreadable.