I will be printing invitations with body text set in 14pt Snell Roundhand Bold which has "pen strokes" that end with very thin ornaments.
The text needs to be light gray and, if I understand correctly, this basically gives me only two options:
- Use a low tint percentage of K100 or just a low K value, like K25. (Both options produce equivalent results.)
- Use a light gray spot ink at 100%.
I am concerned that the first option will result in gaps in the thin strokes as the printer will space out the black dots to create the illusion of gray. Worst case scenario, the thin ornaments will not be reproduced at all. (I'm not sure what the correct technical term for this kind of dot spacing is. I saw in another post someone refer to it as "open raster.")
The second option will probably give me the best results, but I am not sure if the printing will be offset or digital. Do I understand correctly that digital printers do not use spot colors?
What would be my safest option?