More free gel pen fonts

October 5, 2011 at 6:18 pm 7 comments

Now that the Silhouette SD has restored my faith in gel pen drawing with a digital diecutter, I’ve been testing various fonts for that single line look. To recap, many fonts will give a single line look at very small sizes (say a tenth of an inch high or less) but ones that look single line when drawn larger are harder to find. MTC has a cool feature to thin out regular fonts for a single line look but an algorithm is never going to match the aesthetics built in by a skilled typographer so the search continues.

I tested the fonts below with Staples mini gel pens, which have a very fine tip, in the Chomas Creations holder. You’ll get better results at smaller sizes and with broader tip pens such as metallic gel pens, for instance. A sample of my results are shown below. Click the image to enlarge it.

OK at ~ <1 inch tall

Rose Water

Lyrics Movement

OK at ~ <.75 inches tall

Matilde

OK at ~<.5 inches tall

League Script#1

Europe Underground Light

Montepetrum Thin

LoveSick

Scriptina Pro

OK at ~<.3 inches tall

Rawengulk Ultralight

GatsbyFLF

OK at ~ <.25 inches tall

Existence Light

Quicksand Light

Camelot

Peach Sundress

St. Marie

Partridge Thin

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. JackieQ  |  October 5, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    This was alot of work, thank you. I love the fonts!!!

    Reply
  • 2. Marg  |  October 6, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Thank you for all your searching.

    Reply
  • 3. PapaSue  |  October 6, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Great list, like I need more fonts ;). I’m off to pick up some.

    thanks

    Reply
  • 4. Denise in WA  |  October 6, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Thanks so much for all your hard work!!
    Denise in WA
    http://www.rndhud6.blogspot.com

    Reply
  • 5. Gina  |  October 10, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Scriptina Pro states it is not an archive file.

    Thanks for the list of fonts.

    Reply
  • 7. Gina  |  October 10, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Thanks Kay. The older version worked for me.

    Gina

    Reply

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