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
OK at ~ <.75 inches tall
OK at ~<.5 inches tall
OK at ~<.3 inches tall
OK at ~ <.25 inches tall
This was alot of work, thank you. I love the fonts!!!
Thank you for all your searching.
Great list, like I need more fonts ;). I’m off to pick up some.
Denise in WA says
Thanks so much for all your hard work!!
Denise in WA
Scriptina Pro states it is not an archive file.
Thanks for the list of fonts.
Hmmm, worked fine for me (tested again just now) but if it doesn’t work for you, you could try the older version http://www.dafont.com/scriptina.font.
Thanks Kay. The older version worked for me.
thank you Kay for all of your hard work.