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Old 02-01-2009, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default Body Copy Color

I'm working on a city visitors guide that, in terms of color, uses three swatches for all graphics and text (not including colored photographs). With text, I have all body copy in a dark minty green and headers/sub headers in dark blue. I was told my an owner of a design business that I should make all body copy black because it will make the photos stand out more, the color registration will be less likely to have problems, and because black is simply the most common body copy color in publications. I would still leave headers blue though.

Does this seem right? After working on this guide so long, I'm not used to it being black, and when I change it, it looks so stark and almost strange. I guess I'm looking for more persuasion to instill confidence in the change. I can post a small JPEG sample of a two-page spread if desired. The stock, by the way, will be white and gloss/semi-gloss.

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