Lorem Ipsum Generator

This online tool allows you to generate Lorem Ipsum.

Lorem Ipsum

What is Lorem Ipsum?

Lorem Ipsum is filler text used for testing fonts and layout for publishing and printing. Lorem Ipsum has been the publishing industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

Common names for Lorem ipsum text is:

  • dummy text
  • filler text
  • greeked text
  • lipsum text
  • blind text
  • placeholder text
  • mock text

Why Do Graphic Designers Use Lorem Ipsum?

A key reason graphic designers use dummy text is to present draft designs which focus the eye on layout and visual design, not on the text itself. By using unrecognizable text (in this case a garbled form of Latin) someone viewing a design mockup will not be distracted into reading the words. The text is muted so to speak, in order to highlight the design.

Helping the Client Focus on Design

Website designers we spoke to confirm that when presenting clients with draft designs that include actual photos (instead of placeholder images) or actual text (instead of dummy text), clients immediately focus on the text or image selection and begin asking questions about those. They lose their focus on the design and seem inhibited in grasping and evaluating it. The result is frustration on both sides.