Username Post: Good script fonts for Silhouette        (Topic#1593871)
RedSquirrel UK
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I've seen some lovely flowing script titles with nice fat letters made on the Cricut.

I would love to create similar titles on the Silhouette, but it's hard to find fonts that join together without being very spindly. Has anyone found any that they can recommend?


 
Vivian Lake
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In response to RedSquirrel UK

I have found some free font sites that are excellent. However, at the moment can't tell you what they are. LOL
However, you can alter any font by making it "fatter" and welding it to your satisfaction.


 
ddcmsmom
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Dancing Script OT is one font of used with success. I'll check back with a few more later, because I have several that I use. As Vivian mentioned, sometimes you have to fatten the letters a bit using the "offset" window. When I do that, I just play around with it a bit to see how thick I want the lines to be.

BlackJack is another script that works well. The fonts I use are all free fonts from sites like DAFONT, but there are fonts you can purchase from the Silhouette store, and they're only $2.99. Some of them are script fonts.


 
aquabunny
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I really like Scrap Calligraphy on the Silhouette store (and all fonts are 25% off through Feb 14!). There are probably others I like, I'll check when I get home from work tonight.


 
ddcmsmom
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A few others that have worked well for me:

AlakoBold
GrandHotel
GreatVibes
HoneyScript
Michaelmas
SchoolScript
SegoeScript

Some of them do need to be thickened a little bit, but they cut really well.



 
RedSquirrel UK
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Thanks everyone!

I did some more surfing and discovered how to thicken a font. Would you believe that the only time I tried that before, was with about the only kind of font that thickening didn't work with.

I've discovered Pacifico too - I think that may be my new favourite font.

Off to look at your recommendations now - very much appreciated!


 
Megan - ForumTech
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In response to RedSquirrel UK

I like Saginaw - I thicken that one, for the Gazelle.


 
idlewoman
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Love the question and the responses. I had the same question. Thanks for all of you input.


 
godschild94
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You can make any font thicker by using the offset feature. Its the one that looks like a bullseye on the bottom of your screen. When you click that, it brings up a screen that allows you to decide how thick to make the outline/shadow behind your letters. I usually do mine for letters between 0.20 and 0.40 depending on the font.

Some of my favorite free fonts are:

Great Vibes
CAC Champagne
Freestyle Script
Honey Script
Learning Curve
Script MT Bold


 
KatieJo
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Thank you all for this. I just grabbed the beautiful Great Vibes font and thickened it (which I didn't know how to do until just now) and applied it to a LO. I am loving the result. I plan to upload the LO to gallery as soon as possible.


 
RedSquirrel UK
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I've just downloaded a whole bunch - thanks again!


 
kiyawinn
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Ok, here's all mine.....

Scrap Calligraphy
Alex Brush
Black Jack
Brannboll
Brush Script
Cookie **
Cursive Standard
Dancing Script **
Freestyle Script
Great Vibes
Haiku's Script
Honey Script
Kunstler Script
Lauren Script **
LD Charming Bold
Lucida Handwriting
Marcelle Script
Mistral
Pacifico **
Sacramento
Scriptina
SBC Quick Chick
Sofia
TXT Longhand
Vladimir Script
Yesteryear

** indicates a thick font that you wouldn't have to thicken any more.....


 
RedSquirrel UK
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Wow! I think this thread is about ready to sticky, don't you all agree?


 
*jesse*
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This is an awesome thread! I seem to always pick fonts that are too thin or intricate for the Cameo to cut nicely... I didn't know thickening the font was an option.

Thanks.


 
ddcmsmom
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Where did you find "cookie"? 101 fonts had about thirteen fonts with that name, but none of them were script.


 
kiyawinn
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I got the cookie script font at Ffont.net


 
Rhondatx
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  • idlewoman Said:
Love the question and the responses. I had the same question. Thanks for all of you input.




I agree! This post is a great resource. Thank you everyone!!

Rhonda


 
Miss Giebel
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My latest fave is KG Always a Good Time
I found it on DaFont.com

http://www.dafont.com/kg-always-a-good-time .font


Edited by Miss Giebel on 02-07-14 12:41 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
RedSquirrel UK
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Oh that's a lovely one Heidi!


 
Miss Giebel
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Thanks Rosey!
Once you type it in you just have to hit weld. I really like this font b/c you don't have to move any of the letters individually to have them touch!!


 
RedSquirrel UK
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btt


 
aquabunny
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I used Par-Tay Time and Scrap Calligraphy this week, both are made perfectly for welding and were lovely (but definitely benefitted from thickening with the offset tool)


 
Juansmom
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Ooog...great resources here... thanks all!


 
ChansGram
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Just for sharing- some of my faves.
Most are from DaFont.

Fave fonts for Silhouette Cameo By ChansGram


 
jennypuccinelli
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This is great! Thanks so much! I hadn't even thought about thickening with offset!


 
janedee
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Wow! Thanks for all these great new script fonts!!

Most of my faves have already been listed.
Branboll
Deftone Stylus
Harlow Solid
Lauren Script


 
whimpysue
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A lot of the fonts I use have been listed, but wanted to definitely give a shout out for the KG and Janda fonts on dafont.com (same designer :0) Love the fonts and they usually cut beautifully in the silhouette.


 
jaxxan
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Wow! I am so impressed by how clean the intricate or fine lines on these fonts are cutting. I know I need to switch to a Cameo, I am just waiting for the money.

Thanks for the font resources as well.


 
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