Picking what font to use when cutting vinyl can be tough, but using fonts to create signs, shirts, and all sorts of crafting awesomeness is so fun. It can get sticky once you start selling if you use fonts that are for personal use only, but I’m here with a list of where I get my favorite fonts to help you get started! I try to consider the amount of time and energy it has taken me to learn how to use my Silhouette Cameo 3 and the upgraded software every time I price my items for sale in my Etsy shop, but I also think about the time and energy it takes a designer to create a font or design that I use in my projects and once I think about that, I feel obligated to compensate the original creator monetarily for helping my family pay for our trips to Disney! I wish I had the time and energy to create fonts, but until then I’m happy to find these awesome deals!
Fontbundles.net has free fonts and great deals on commercial use fonts. I always check them out around the holidays to see what new cute font packages they have! Click the picture link below and it will take you to their free font section! I bought the Samantha Script font and love it!
Right now they are running the first pay what you want deal on a super pretty Script font bundle. I got all of these for $1, and they are commercial use, so I can sell what I make with them! 13 Fonts with commercial use
The deal ends in 10 days, so don’t wait!
Both of these were made using Samantha which is commercial use! You can purchase it here Samantha Script Font File
The Carolina script font is also super popular right now and only $10 for unlimited commercial use Carolina Font Link
I also am loving “justlove” it has the character mapping option with lots of variations for swooshes and embellishments! just love font
The Superhero font helped me sell tons of ornaments this year!
The Hungry Jpeg has awesome fonts and files, some free some paid, but they are commercial use and have great tech support and you can download what you get from them over and over and over again if you don’t have things backed up, or if you forget the name of the font you love, you can log into your account and see what it was! Here are some of my current favorites. Make sure you check back with them because they come out with freebies. The bundles are great for a business starting out because you get a lots of commercial use fonts for only $19! You can make one sign and pay for that!
For personal use fonts I always check out www.Dafont.com, some of my favorites are the Janda Series and the KG series. The designer only offers them for personal use on dafont, but you can purchase commercial use licensing from her other site. They cut beautifully and are super fun!
My Vinyl Designer also has some great fonts and Monogram frames that I have used, and make sure and check out my first project where I show you how to use your iphone and a free app to make a monogram that you can trace with your cutting machine software.
I’ll try to update this list as time goes on, but for now. This will get you started!
Disclaimer:some of the links in this post pay me a small commission if you purchase which I use to keep this blog up and running. I would never recommend something that I do not know and love!