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Fonts
« on: January 14, 2007, 11:08:35 PM »
Anyone know of any free engraving fonts? I know about the write wizard but I am looking for other single line fonts.

Dan.

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Re: Fonts
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2007, 11:27:31 PM »
Dan, I use this one www.simplythebest.net/fonts
Did notice their site is down at the moment but do a google on fonts and you'll find a 1000 more with quite a few offering free dnloads.
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Re: Fonts
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2007, 12:12:24 AM »
How many fonts do you want? I've been collecting fonts for a few years I think I have about 10,000
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Re: Fonts
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2007, 08:17:41 AM »
Well, maybe I don't understand something.  I would like to cut some very small text.  When you use a "regular" font and convert it for engraving it creates a double line that loses it's definition when cut, unless you use a laser.  I would like to try and find some single line fonts that would yield a finer cut line.

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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2007, 09:03:00 AM »
Single line fonts are Vector Fonts which are mostly related to cadd
If you use a single line font such as a vector font then you will not be V-Carving you will have to use machine along a vector strategy which will make the depth of your letters all the same.

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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2007, 10:30:12 AM »
Gary,
    That may be true with the wizard, but some cam packages do this. They have a v-carve wizard for this.


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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2007, 11:30:59 AM »
Brett, don't use the wizards so cannot comment on them, correct me if wrong but in my experience if you use a single stroke vector font you can not v-carve or create a centre line to v-carve as you have no closed vectors as you have with a true type font.

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Re: Fonts
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2007, 11:37:14 AM »
I guess the more I think about this it would depend on the software package your using and how it handles the different fonts.
My cam package does handle fonts differently to my cadd package.
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2007, 11:41:44 AM »
You know Gary, thinking back I think you are right. I will have to play with my cam package and see.


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Re: Fonts
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2007, 01:21:33 PM »
What cam and cad packages do you guys have?