30 of the Best Fonts Designers Should Use for Print

January 18, 2010 • By

Selecting the right font(s) for use in print can be a bit challenging. Fonts in this category have to be concise, smooth, and be able to hold its own ground without the additional help of other fonts. Although there are a few interchangeable fonts that can be used for web and print, the list we’ve compiled below should help you get a head start on what fonts are the most effective in print.

Many times the choice that seems obvious for designers is serif fonts, due in part to the fact that they work well in the form of a headline or body content. Though with the following fonts you’ll see that we have digressed from filling up this list with serif fonts. Instead, we hand-picked a variety of well-known and a few obscure fonts that we believe do a good job of conveying readability when used for print.

Are we missing any? Let us know in your comment!



Akzidenz Grotesk

Geo Sans Light


Stempel Schneidler



Times New Roman


Geometric Slabserif

Clarendon Light OT


Coolvetica LT

Giza Five Five

Interstate Light

Frutiger Roman

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