Updated, Expanded and Installable Single Line Font Now Available

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.


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 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 :)

65 thoughts on “Updated, Expanded and Installable Single Line Font Now Available

  1. Hello John, On 14 Dec 2019 I received the link to We Transfer for the Single Line Font. I opened the link,downloaded & installed the font – all well. I had a little play with it but didn’t do anything more as busy leading up to Christmas. I’ve now gone to use it and – HELP! – its completely gone! Not showing in Canvas, not showing in fonts list in Word, Excel or any other programme.
    I’ve no explanation of this. I thought I’d saved the file in my Fonts folder but nothing there. Please can you resend me the file & can you offer explanation as to what’s may have happened. Thank you.


  2. Hi John, I have just bought this single line font. I have received my Paypal confirmation but nothing has come through from your website. Please can you let me know if you have received my request. Thanks, Julie


    • Hi Julie, Thank you for your purchase. As explained in the post above, 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.


  3. Hi John, Ive just purchased your font but noticed it is going to my bt internet account I would prefer it to go to may account I use just for my crafting could this be arranged please


  4. 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


  5. 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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  6. 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 😯


    • 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


  7. 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


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


  9. 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


  10. 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


  11. 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.


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


  14. 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


  15. 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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