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Litmus”>Email designers often find themselves needing to use actual text on top of an image. While many bake the text right into the image itself, enlightened designers understand that many email clients block images by default. They need to ensure that, regardless of images being disabled, their message contained in that text will be visible to subscribers. One solution is to use background images. Background images allow you to display an image with live text on top, splitting the two so that copy is always visible. However, background images aren’t supported across all email clients. Furthermore, using background images and background colors introduces a few issues as well. This article will go over some of the problems and solutions of using background images in email.

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