Designing for print on screen is tricky and always requires clarity. There is very little sense of the scale of typography and colours often look different. This results in multiple printouts to test the different font sizes and colours. Spector is a tool that helps bridge the divide of designing on digital screen and the finalised print. It is a hand-held device allowing various print materials to become interactive.
Starting with print makes sense if you are going to design for print on screen. A lot of designers gather beautiful samples of typography and these are often used as inspiration. Looking at these samples, you don’t know the typeface and have to search through blogs to find out and often you have to guess what size the leading or ker ning is. Imagine a tool that knew all of those things in one click of a button and changed your type on screen to typeset exactly the same making it a fluid process.
Christoph Jahn says
This tools is gorgeous and something I always wanted, but never dreamt of being realised. Where and when can I buy one?