In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Splitcoaststampers's privacy policy

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-05-2015, 08:19 AM   #1
Polyshrink Goddess
 
tjblack3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Continental US
Posts: 688
Default Have you ever downloaded free fonts?

I find tons of fonts that I love on Pinterest but am so gun-shy about downloading anything that is "free". Have you ever downloaded any free fonts? If so, did you have problems?

Do you know of any sites that are safe to download fonts or if you buy fonts, where do you buy them and is the downloading easy?

As I try to get into some more digital designing, I find I want different fonts than I have.

Any experience or advice you can give me will be most appreciated!

Thanks!
__________________
Tami Black
tjblack3 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 08:56 AM   #2
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen
 
punch-crazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 282
Default

I have literally downloaded hundreds (they aren't all installed).
Have used them frequently for scrapbooking titles and journaling.
two top sites I've downloaded from are:
dafont.com
1001 Free Fonts - Download Free Fonts

I haven't had any issues with the ones I have.
__________________
Alex in Calgary
http://www.alexscreativecorner.blogspot.com
punch-crazy is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 09:15 AM   #3
Proud Fan Club Member
 
muscrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Central PA
Posts: 40,967
Default

I've downloaded fromboth sites mentioned plus another but can't remember the name at the moment. Some are zipped so you just need to unzip and save in the fonts folder.
__________________
KathySketch Gallery

Daily Scripture Thread

Isaiah 26:3. You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.

Alpha list. https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/f...262-post1.html
muscrat is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 09:21 AM   #4
Proud Fan Club Member
 
muscrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Central PA
Posts: 40,967
Default

I just look back and I actually started a post about fonts. Its an old post so I bumped it for you.
__________________
KathySketch Gallery

Daily Scripture Thread

Isaiah 26:3. You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.

Alpha list. https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/f...262-post1.html
muscrat is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
PikkuLilla likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 10:41 AM   #5
Stazon Splitcoast
 
buggainok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 10,231
Default

I've never paid for a font, and only downloaded from "free" sites. Like a previous poster said, dafont.com is a great place to get fonts. Never had a problem and I've gotten lots of fonts there.

Also, I've found quite a few when blog hopping, and folks post the links for free fonts on their blogs.

Having different fonts has expanded my options for cardmaking. I type lots of outside and inside sentiments now, and don't have to worry about having the right stamps for every occasion.
__________________
Bugga in OK

"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama
buggainok is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 12:36 PM   #6
Polyshrink Goddess
 
tjblack3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Continental US
Posts: 688
Default

Thank you all! My problem is that I have literally 500+ sentiment fonts and am always in the market for more. It just makes sense for me to start making my own with all the fabulous quotes out there and I want the fonts to that reason, as well as for digital stamping.

I really appreciate your responses and am on my way to getting font happy!
__________________
Tami Black
tjblack3 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
muscrat likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 01:02 PM   #7
Die Cut Diva
 
shazsilverwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Worcestershire, England
Posts: 3,641
Default

Like the other posters, Dafont, and 1001 fonts/ Also, Urban Fonts,FontspacePickafont,Iconian Fonts, a fantastic site for dingbat & icon fonts,Dingbat Depot,another great Dingbat resource,Fontpalace.com I use all these, never had any problems from the sites.
Also, a great program for keeping all your fonts manageable is either Font Fitting Room, or Printers apprentice. There are free trial versions, then buyable ones. they allow you to see all the fonts on your pc, keyboard maps, how your text will look typed out etc. Its wiser not to install hundreds of fonts into the Windows fonts folder, as every program, as well as the startup, has to load all those fonts, so you will slow your pc down. Better to keep them in a separate folder, and just install to the fonts folder as needed.
__________________
silverwolfcards blog
My gallery

Last edited by shazsilverwolf; 03-05-2015 at 01:07 PM..
shazsilverwolf is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
fionna51, blest2bhere, ailhelen and 2 others like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 03:07 PM   #8
Kookie Creator
 
ailhelen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 496
Default

I love the free fonts and since getting my silhouette have been told of fonts that work well and how to use to make your own word cut outs. Thanks for the advise about how to store and just load when using, never thought about that.
ailhelen is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 03:33 PM   #9
Die Cut Diva
 
cat_woman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 3,606
Default

I have literally thousands of fonts - all downloaded from free sites. I like font squirrel because they have a big selection of free commercial use fonts. I started way back in the day when the first cutting machines came out and I got my Craft Robo, so I've been collecting for about 10 years. I've probably downloaded from every site that's been mentioned here and have never ever had a problem.
cat_woman is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
muscrat likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2015, 04:24 PM   #10
Matboard Maniac
 
ciocidi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: central PA
Posts: 224
Default

I've purchased many fonts from scrapnfonts.com and letteringdelights.com. Never had an issue, got many for free there, they are in my account library for reference, and I use them for digital work as well as printing out sentiments for cards. There are also alphabets called "doodlebats" which use the letters to represent symbols. Those are great fun and work well for digi scrapping as well as card making. Those doodlebats can be hand colored once you make them the right size for your purposes. I've printed them out on cardstock and made card fronts without having to purchase such stamps. As a retired educator, I've also purchased a CD or 2 from those sites. Beyond those uses, there are many digitals to cut on the various machines. I've not had an issue with either company. Their graphics are excellent; I've designed toppers for candy bags and other gift items donated for a craft show. There is a sale for Lettering Delights going on now; most products are $1.00 or less and there's another promotion depending on how much you purchase. Diane
ciocidi is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
muscrat likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2015, 01:38 AM   #11
Die Cut Diva
 
shazsilverwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Worcestershire, England
Posts: 3,641
Default

Ailhelen, thats why I love Dingbat fonts. Many of them can be used to create embellishments & icons for cardmaking/scrapbooking. If you have a silhouette, then this link might be useful:
Fonts for cutting with a silhouette This blog has a huge list of links to great fonts that cut well.
__________________
silverwolfcards blog
My gallery
shazsilverwolf is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
ailhelen, ladyofcards and jlgccb like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2015, 03:28 PM   #12
Kookie Creator
 
ailhelen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 496
Default

Quote:

Originally Posted by shazsilverwolfView Post
Ailhelen, thats why I love Dingbat fonts. Many of them can be used to create embellishments & icons for cardmaking/scrapbooking. If you have a silhouette, then this link might be useful:
Fonts for cutting with a silhouette This blog has a huge list of links to great fonts that cut well.
Love ya! thats what I love about here. people always sharing. Off to check it out. thanks so so much
ailhelen is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
shazsilverwolf likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2015, 02:01 AM   #13
Die Cut Diva
 
shazsilverwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Worcestershire, England
Posts: 3,641
Default

You're welcome
__________________
silverwolfcards blog
My gallery
shazsilverwolf is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2015, 09:42 AM   #14
Insane Embellisher
 
ladylinks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Westminster Colorado
Posts: 894
Default

This is also a great place to get fonts from Kevin and Amanda
__________________
Barb - I'm all digital!
Lime Rikee Designs

ladylinks is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2015, 04:04 PM   #15
Polyshrink Goddess
 
tjblack3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Continental US
Posts: 688
Default

Thanks so much for the tip about storing fonts. I didn't know this and would have freaked if my machine started slowing down. That is going to save me so much frustration!
__________________
Tami Black
tjblack3 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2015, 04:18 AM   #16
Crimping Master
 
Hoboken Paper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,182
Default

I have used Font Squirrel and DaFont for free fonts without a problem. Just be sure to check the licenses, if you plan on using the fonts for commercial projects -- some of the fonts on DaFont are only free for personal use.

I also purchase fonts from MyFonts and FontShop. You can find free fonts on both of these sites, if you hunt around a little. You will need to create an account to download free fonts.

Once you get to an advanced search area, you can search by price here:
MyFonts: Fonts for Print, Products & Screens

https://www.fontshop.com/people/font...sts/free-fonts


I really love the fonts designed by The League of Moveable Type. There aren't many, but they're beautiful, and they're all free:

https://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/

Finally, Google has hundreds of free fonts available. They're meant for web use, but you can download desktop versions for free:

Google Fonts
Hoboken Paper is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2015, 06:57 AM   #17
Kookie Creator
 
Kathleen Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, UK
Posts: 415
Default

when I have downloaded fonts in the past, I have saved them to a new folder and then used a programme called amp font viewer which allows you to temporarily install the font you want onto your computer to use. this way you don't slow your computer down by saving the fonts into your fonts folder.
__________________
Kathleen Mc - Cardmaker
My Instagram Page

My Blog
Kathleen Mc is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
fionna51 and shazsilverwolf like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2015, 10:09 AM   #18
Embossing Fanatic
 
mshatzma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Delray Beach FL
Posts: 50
Default

like others, I have used dafonts and 1001 fonts many times without problem (I have Mac). I created a table of boxes in Word and I type the same phrase in each box - a combo of upper/lower case/numbers and the font name. I have these sheets printed out and in my reference binder. It makes it so much easier to flip through 5 pages when I am trying to decide on which font fits the mood of my card best. But I want to check out the programs mentioned above to manage/view all the fonts i have.
mshatzma is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
StamperDea likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2015, 07:48 PM   #19
Compulsive Stamper
 
chocolate lady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 45
Default

I am so excited about all this info on fonts. I've always been afraid to download the free ones because my computer always warns me that they could have viruses. I'm especially glad to know about loading the fonts to a separate folder so they don't slow down my computer. You guys are great - It's so much fun to have friends who share their expertise
chocolate lady is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
shazsilverwolf likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2015, 06:40 AM   #20
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen
Creative Crew SU Design Team Alumni
 
fionna51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fort Collins CO
Posts: 8,833
Default

I would like to remove many of the fonts from my fonts folder, since I don't use at least 80 percent of them. Does one of the font managers mentioned above allow me to move them out of my fonts folder and put them in a different folder so that I can call on them later if I want?

And has anyone had any luck getting rid of all the dozens of MS default fonts for all the Asian languages I'll never use? (Yes, there's 72 fonts...all Chinese, Japanese, Cambodian, Korean, etc...multiples of each...and they don't even appear properly in documents...I assume they're web-use fonts??) I'd love to have Office only show under 100 fonts to choose from.
__________________
Diane
On SCS since 2005...Fan Club since 2007
Quiltzi...High Plains Member of Punchkateerz
I'll stand with arms high and heart abandoned,
in awe of the One who gave it all.
I'll stand, my soul, Lord, to You surrendered,
all I am is Yours.

Last edited by fionna51; 03-12-2015 at 06:46 AM..
fionna51 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2015, 03:06 AM   #21
Matboard Maniac
 
sv133's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 326
Default

Unlike the others, I have had viruses from free fonts. I use dafont now and am happy for this list of other safe websites. You must be careful.
sv133 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2017, 05:57 AM   #22
Cardstock Collector
 
hybearn8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 5
Default

I have down loaded fonts from the hungry j peg without any problems and they also run specials on their site.
hybearn8er is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2017, 07:43 AM   #23
Pearl-ExPert
 
tigerlily55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,887
Default

I had trouble with zip files from dafont. When I opened one and added it to my existing fonts it seemed to take over and had the same font showed multiple times. When I tried to delete them, after the first few it wouldn't let me do any more. Like fionna I seem to need some advice on deleting fonts from my Windows laptop. TIA
__________________
Martha

tigerlily55 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2017, 08:35 AM   #24
Die Cut Diva
 
shazsilverwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Worcestershire, England
Posts: 3,641
Default

This page may help you with moving fonts around.
This one may also be useful.
__________________
silverwolfcards blog
My gallery
shazsilverwolf is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
hoptownracer1 and StamperDea like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2017, 01:27 PM   #25
Pearl-ExPert
 
tigerlily55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,887
Default

Quote:

Originally Posted by shazsilverwolfView Post
This page may help you with moving fonts around.
This one may also be useful.
Thanks. I did do some poking around. Some of the fonts can't be deleted. It says they're protected or something. I did go and restore fonts to the default settings. I have also checked the box that says something like "only show fonts associated with your computer settings." I thought that must mean that you wouldn't see the foreign language fonts but they are still there. I guess I'll just have to live with it for now. Oh, the joys of technology.
__________________
Martha

tigerlily55 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
shazsilverwolf likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2017, 12:07 AM   #26
Die Cut Diva
 
lylacfey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,473
Default

I use to run a font newsletter & board. I have over 100,000+ fonts, lol. Now, I just use dafont & fontspace now.

You will want a good font organizer. That way you can install when needed but still be able to look at your collection. Too many fonts on your computer will bog down your system.
__________________

lylacfey is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2017, 04:48 AM   #27
Die Cut Diva
 
shazsilverwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Worcestershire, England
Posts: 3,641
Default

You will probably find those protected fonts are ones which Windows needs to run properly. The foreign language ones are probably the same. Stops people breaking their o/s by uninstalling them, lol.
__________________
silverwolfcards blog
My gallery
shazsilverwolf is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2017, 05:38 PM   #28
Insane Embellisher
 
blueheron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: No matter where you go--there you are!
Posts: 969
Default

Dee Ann,

Can you recommend a good font organizer for a PC? Are any of them free? What should I be looking for in a font organizer? If this is too much off-topic, I can start another thread or contact you by PM.
__________________
My not very active gallery
blueheron is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2017, 04:51 AM   #29
Die Cut Diva
 
shazsilverwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Worcestershire, England
Posts: 3,641
Default

Two that spring to mind- The Printers Apprentice, and Font Fitting Room. Both are available as a free trial version, then you can upgrade if you like it.Both are really good programmes, it comes down to which one you prefer, is all.
__________________
silverwolfcards blog
My gallery
shazsilverwolf is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2017, 12:56 PM   #30
Kookie Creator
 
Catrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 381
Default

I have a separate folder for downloaded fonts. I really love dafont.com for my fonts and have never had a problem.

I use AMP Font Viewer (free) and I love it because I can install a font temporarily while I am creating a project.

Cathy
__________________
I stand alone without beliefs...the only truth I know is you

http://catricks-creations.blogspot.com/
Catrick is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2017, 11:34 PM   #31
Die Cut Diva
 
lylacfey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,473
Default

Quote:

Originally Posted by blueheronView Post
Dee Ann,

Can you recommend a good font organizer for a PC? Are any of them free? What should I be looking for in a font organizer? If this is too much off-topic, I can start another thread or contact you by PM.
My favorite is AmpFont. The one Catrick just mentioned

Here's a good list of free font viewers you can try out to find one that suits your needs- Best Free Font Manager | Gizmo's Freeware

All of them are free. No bad things. I have known Gizmo for 20 years. I was a contributor to the freeware newsgroup back in the day and did reviews. Hope that helps.
__________________

lylacfey is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2017, 04:18 AM   #32
Splitcoast Artist in Residence
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
Mix-Ability Challenge Hostess
 
dini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Warsaw, MO
Posts: 9,377
Default

The one I use is called NexusFont - it's listed on DeeAnn's link above.
__________________
Dina K.
Dina Kowal Creative Custom Pet PortraitsMy Stamps

If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint,
then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh





dini is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off