Object > Expand on font seems to change the weight of the font


I am creating a logo for a client, I have two simple lines of text in Ai.

I have duplicated the logo and moved the copy below the original so I can compare the 2.

It seems that when I do Object > Expand on the copy, it seems a bit bolder. Why would this be happening?

I will be providing the client with an .eps. Is there any reason to expand the text vs. regular text?


11/13/2012 7:18:00 PM

Accepted Answer

It's likely the result of losing the font's hinting. If you print the two they should appear the same. You can also try exporting both to a raster format and see how the output changes.

Personally, I'd just send a PDF with fonts embedded. But I've debated that issue enough for one day ;)

4/13/2017 12:46:00 PM