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Postby Tom Kuhn » June 29th, 2010, 11:43 am

An EXCELLENT source for commercial sign fonts, especially vintage styles is Letterhead Fonts. They are FIRST Quality All The Way...

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Postby Tom Kuhn » June 29th, 2010, 11:48 am

What-The-Font is a web site that will attempt to identify a font and find a source of that font for you. Upload a small bitmap of the text to their web page and it attempts to automatically identify the letters in the image. After verifying (or correcting) the character recognition, it will find all possible matches for fonts it knows and displays your image next to each sample. It will then give you sources for purchacing that font. It's not 100% foolproof, but it works rather well.

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Postby Tom Kuhn » June 29th, 2010, 11:50 am

DaFont is a great archive of free fonts. There are many that are VERY close to commercial fonts that can help out for those on a budget.

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Postby Tom Kuhn » June 29th, 2010, 11:55 am

SignDNA is a nice source for commercial sign fonts.

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Postby Kelly Harris » June 29th, 2010, 4:04 pm

Here's another.

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Postby gemsbym » September 1st, 2010, 5:46 am

Thanks so much for sharing.
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Postby Inga » September 1st, 2010, 9:12 pm

Don't forget:
http://www.fontmesa.com
They have some great western fonts.
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Re: Font Archives

Postby randypitcher » January 16th, 2016, 10:45 am

Say "I Do" to these 11 commercial free fonts - Perfect Wedding Products
Link to Article: http://a-e-mag.com/features/say-i-do-th ... g-products

List of fonts from the article that can be found on 1001fonts.com and Fontsquirrel.com

San Serif:
Worstveld Sling
Gothic Ultra
Serif:
Almendra
Elsie
Scripts:
Felipa
Herr Von Muellerhoff
Miama
Promocyja
Windsong
Dingbats
Imfellflowers 1
imfellflowers 2
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Re: Font Archives

Postby David Takes » January 16th, 2016, 11:57 am

That collection of fonts is not recommended through the eyes of a sandcarver, that is for sure. The writer of the article represents a company who manufactures and markets substrates to businesses offering inkjet sublimation. There is a HUGE difference between printing and sandcarving. With that being said, there are a few good ones in the batch. I would challenge anyone to cut those dingbat fonts. Those are some very rough dingbats.
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