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Printing of documents

Regardless of whether documents are made available on the internet or in a paper publication, they must be easily understood and read by anyone regardless of their ability.

By using the following guidelines, you should be able to print your information in a format that will mean the information you are providing can be read and understood.

Guidelines for the printing of documents

  • Consistent inter-line spacing.
  • Allow ample spacing between sections on form / document.
  • Maximise inter-line spacing while ensuring all other requirements are met.
  • Allow generous margins.
  • Do not justify text but left align.
  • Use a coated quality card in a matt finish for card formats.
  • Must be heavy enough to avoid shadowing.
  • Good colour contrast. Black on white or white on black are good contrasting colours.
  • Use a plain sans serif typeface such as Arial or Helvetica, as serifs can be distracting.
  • Use 12 point text.
  • Heading text should be 14 point.
  • Use upper and lower case as per typed example.
  • Minimum of 2 point space between each line, giving a minimum leading of 14pt.

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