Updated, Expanded and Installable Single Line Font Now Available

May 22, 2019 — 46 Comments

After much hard work, I have finally been able to put together an installable font that will act as a single line font for use with your electronic cutting machines – and it is available right here!

The Story So Far

To explain the challenges faced in this process I would refer you to this blog post however needless to say I did not let this stop me in trying my hardest to create something that will work in the same way as a true single line font but it has taken some time and a lot of design know-how and hard graft.

Here are just some of the steps that I have taken to update, expand and refine the previous character designs

  • Manually refined hundreds of vector nodes – making it a smooth path than the previous version.
  • Created many special extended characters – to include accents above letters such as à ô î etc.
  • Smoothed countless connecting lines – making it a more beautiful character set than before.
  • Manually assigned characters to their Unicode locations – to ensure that what you type, is what you get.
  • Manually adjusted the kerning of hundreds of pairs of characters – the majority of lower case characters will now automatically join from tail to tip.
  • Created closed character shapes – the key step in making this an installable font.
  • … and more!

Image showing kerning issue prior to correction.

Now, it is still NOT possible to have a true single line TTF font installed on your computer, however, to work around this, I have created closed character shapes where the outer edges are so close together that they will retrace their path when used with an electronic cutting machine, giving the visual appearance of a single line font.

Anyhoo, long story short, I am pleased to say that the results are awesome!

The Results

Here is a preview of how the font looks now.

Compatibility

Because this is an .OTF font it can be installed on most modern PCs.

Once installed, this font will be compatible with any software that can use .OTF font format. This includes Canvas Workspace, Make The Cut, Sure Cuts A Lot and Silhouette Studio.


How To Get Yours

Simple, just hit the Pay with PayPal button below, pay, wait for your files to appear in your email inbox.

Before you do though, there are a couple of quick things that I have to say:

1. Files are sent manually by file transfer service, WeTransfer. This service caps the number of files sent in each transmission to ensure that they arrive in your inbox and not your spam folders. For that reason, please allow up to 48 hours from your purchase for delivery.
2. Files are delivered in a zipped folder. A video explaining how to extract the contents can be found below.
3. Instructions on how to install the font [Windows only] will be included within the folder content.


GC-SLF-OTF

Installable font that can be used with electronic cutting machines to achieve the effect of single line type.

£2.99


How To Unzip Zipped Folders


If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

Bye for now.

J :)

46 responses to Updated, Expanded and Installable Single Line Font Now Available

  1. 

    Please can you explain what I need to do. I have installed the font and used it easily on canvass workplace and have uploaded my card to my ccm9oo machine. But It will not recognise the words -no pattern in effective area. The words are not tiny at all. Hope you can solve this
    thanks Wendy

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  2. 

    I’ve just purchased this file,& I have just received it thank you John I am hoping to foil with it not done any of that yet so this is a first for me. Thank you for all your hard work John

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  3. 
    JULIE ALSAADY June 17, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Is there any copyright/angel policy for this one please.

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  4. 

    Hi John, I also purchased on 22nd May by PayPal. I received the receipt for payment but have not received the file, I have checked my junk folder and there is nothing there. Can you help please?
    I am having problems with my comments too, it was put into a thread that I was not included in lol
    I note also you asked someone to message you using the contact form, but I can’t find that neither 😯

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      Thank you very much John for sorting this out for me, I can’t wait to try it out with my new foiling kit. xxx

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  5. 

    I bought and paid by PayPal on the 22nd May as well John but have not received my file have checked junk box too nothing

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  6. 

    Hi John Placed an order on 22nd paid with Paypal and have not received any download,

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  7. 

    Hi John I have not received mine either ordered on day of your release and paid on Paypal. Please help many thanks.

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  8. 

    Sorry John, but mine also seems to have gone m.i.a. Ordered on 22nd, settlement via Paypal. Have checked Spam box, still no sign of receiving the file. Hiccup? Once WeTransfer wrinkles ironed out, I too would be interested in more fonts

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  9. 
    Karen Vincent May 25, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Hi John , I purchased this on Thursday 23 May and paid through PayPal. Unfortunately I still have not received the file.. Could you look into this for me please. Thanks. Karen x

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  10. 
    Sheena Anderson May 25, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Just ordered mine to-day, Saturday thanks for all your hard work John. x

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  11. 
    Patricia Sykes May 25, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Hi John I ordered these on the 22/5 Pay Pal receipt received but still waiting for the zip file. Can you please help. So looking forward to using them. Many thanks.

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  12. 

    Hi bought mine 22nd May via PayPal and haven’t received my file? How do I chase?

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  13. 
    Susan Christie May 24, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Just ordered mine & love it. John can you do one with normal fonts, like with a normal E

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  14. 

    I bought this Wednesday as soon as I saw your email! I can’t wait for it to arrive so I can get to work on some projects, this is seriously life changing stuff lol… thank you 💜

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  15. 

    Great video didn’t think it was that easy

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  16. 

    Hi John
    I clicked on the paypal button and it says Payment did not create successfully
    Help please
    Thanks Claire

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  17. 

    Hope I can get this to work not had any luck with fines so far x

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  18. 

    Hi i really hope this is the answer to my prayers. Will i be able to type out a wedding invite. Get it on my scanncut somehow when ive watched your tutorials and get it to foil with my foiling quill please and thank you. Xxx

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  19. 

    wow bargain! could you do more please?

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  20. 

    John you are fabulous. Will enjoy looking at this at the weekend. Many thanks for all of your efforts as always. Take care of you x

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  21. 

    Appreciate the time and effort to create this John xx Hazel

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