Thursday, September 1, 2011

How to Make Your Own Custom Font for Free

If you have a printer and a scanner, you can make free custom fonts (of, say, your own handwriting?).

You could, potentially, type up a hand-written letter. Wrap your mind around that one!

Thanks to the wonderful, free (as of September 1st, 2011) website,, it's really quick and easy.

Just open and print the template.

Use a black felt-tipped pen (not a Sharpie, it makes it far too bold), scan the document using grayscale and 300 dpi, upload it to, download the TrueType Font, click "install," and in just a few minutes you're typing in your own handwriting.

I broke the rules. I didn't use a felt-tipped pen, so my font doesn't look so great; it's kinda scratchy. But rest assured, armed with a PaperMate, I shall overcome.

Oh, and if for some bizarre reason you want to download a font of my chicken-scratch, be my guest.


Rachel said...

This is SOOOOO cool! 

KristyB said...

Well now, that's pretty snazzy!

Farmer's City Wife said...

Isn't it?? I'm having far too much fun with it :).

Farmer's City Wife said...

Me gusta :).

munchesmom said...

How cool is that? I wonder what they'll come up w/ next!

Farmer's City Wife said...

Schweet, isn't it? :)

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