I need to produce a document that has a flat rich-black (C60, M50, Y40, K100) background and text that is white on top. The text is set at 7pt in a monospaced font (PT Mono Regular 400).
What can I do to ensure the text is crisp?
I'm using Illustrator, and my current strategy is to add a duplicate of the layer with the text on underneath the layer with the text, then to apply a very fine stroke to the copy of the text (0.05pt) with a regular black (C0, Y0, M0, K100), with the stroke set to be centered on the outline.
- Copy of Text (with 0.05pt stroke)
- Rich black background
Is this a good strategy, and if not, what should I do instead?
I should also add that this is being printed by someone I will have no contact with, and although I can try and pass instructions along, there is no guarantee these will make it to the printer, so I'm looking for a foolproof solution (as far as is possible).