A typeface with thicker strokes than regular, roman text is called bold type. Bold is used for emphasis to make certain words and phrases stand out from surrounding text. Digital fonts often come in various styles described as Extra Bold, Ultra Bold, or Black with extra, ultra, or black being heavier weights that plain bold.
- 7 Types of Extra Bold Fonts (with Examples) shows ways to use bold type to grab attention, shout out your message, or create a mood. At Hongkiat.com.
- Extra Bold, Ultra Black Fonts: Hit Hard with Heavy Duty Type gives examples and lists many different big, dark fonts that provide high contrast and a bold look. From The Font Feed.
Although bold type can be created "on-the-fly" in software programs, true bold type is a distinctly drawn digital typeface that works as a companion to other non-bold fonts of the same family.
Also Known As: boldface | heavy | black