Just picked up this book from the local bookstore.
Unfortunately, it seems the crappy digital printer used to publish these modern 'books' are producing text that is getting worse and worse vs. properly typeset books from years past.
Simply flipping through the text, one can easily see that in many parts of the book, the text on one side of the page is clearly darker and easier to read than the faded-looking text on the other side.
While this hasn't gotten to the point of being 'totally faded photocopied-like text', it's tough on the eyes over the hours. Even reading one of the few pages that does have proper weight and dark text is a treat, sadly.
Oddly, many other publishers don't have this issue - all of the "Sams Learn blah in 24-hours" series are nicely printed in full color.
Also, odd, this book is printed in the USA vs. Asia. Perhaps it's time to pick a printer abroad with higher quality?
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