There are two things to be aware of when working with colored text:
Due to their physical limitations, all printing presses may experience slight variations in the positioning of the cyan, magenta, yellow and black plates. Any deviance among the four plates is called misregisration.
The printed result of misregistration is colored “halos” around your smaller, finer elements such as text or thin lines.
We recommend that colored text is used only at sizes larger than 12 point. This also applies when you are using white knock-out text.
Light colors built of only one or two colors may appear to have rough edges when printed. Adding a color or two to the color build, or using a darker mix of colors, will help to smooth the edges and improve text legibility and appearance.
Colored text should be at least 12 point.