Using reversed type

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Reversed type is used to describe light text on a dark background, also referred to as "knocked out" type.


Regular Type

Reversed Type

There are a few things to be cautious of when using reversed text in your design:

  • When reversed type gets printed, the ink has a tendency to spread into the type (making fine details smaller)
  • If the typeface you want to use is available in different weights, choosing a heavy or bold variant is a good idea
  • The text should be large enough to be easily read
  • It is not recommended to be used for large amounts of body text; it is harder and more tiring for the eyes to read
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