- Your own handwriting turned into your very own font
- Optionally include your signature and digitally sign your contracts
- Use your fonts on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
- Use your fonts in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and every program that you own
Step One (Print Template)
The first thing to do is print the template. We have it available in a PDF document. To make optimal use of the size of your paper, we recommend you print out the PDF document.
service will convert your handwriting into a 'true type' font that can be installed in your computer and used like a regular font. You can also choose to include your signature in this process so it can easily be inserted into any document. This font can be used in any application as long as you can install 'true type' fonts in your operating system. We can assure you that this font will work in MS Windows, but we have not tested it in other operating systems.
1. Print template
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Print this PDF template.
2. Complete template
Use a suitable pen such as a black permanent marker of fine or medium thickness
to draw the characters the way that you normally write. The pen should not be too thin or too thick. The pen should produce solid consistent black lines without any variation in shade. Make sure you draw your characters within the designated cells as explained below.
characters that are written down on the template are added to your font set; therefore any characters you skip in the
templates will not be included in your font set. We recommend that you fill in all the characters.
Additional charges will apply if you skip a character in the template and you want that character added later. You will also be charged extra if you request any of your characters to be modified after we've started the work; such as changing the size or vertical/horizontal positioning.
All cells, except the signature cell, contain horizontal guidelines (little marks on both the left and right side of each cell) that should help you write
your characters in
a consistent size and position in each cell. The first row in the image below illustrates
the best results
while the second row shows you what to avoid.
3. Scan template
Scan your completed template after you have drawn all your characters. Following are some important points to keep in mind when scanning.
- Scan at a reasonable resolution;
- minimum of 300 dpi
Verify that the scanner bed is clean
the template pages as straight as possible on the scanner bed
Scan in color (24-bit) or grayscale (8-bit), not just black and white (1-bit)
All grid lines must be clearly visible
You must save your template in one of the following formats: .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .pdf, .tif, or .tiff
Step Four (E-mail Template)
4. Send template
Upload your template file to your order placed online. You must give your font a name, this name will appear as the font name in all applications, so make sure you give your font an appropriate name.
Font Name (2-30 characters max)
Your File must not exceed 10MB
* Only template files with the extensions .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .pdf, .tif, and .tiff are allowed.
Your font name can be between 4 to 30 characters and your uploaded file must not exceed 10mb. Include this name as a comment when you are uploading your file.
5. Receive your font file
Your true type font file will be placed in your order online to download. In order to use your font, you need to install it in your operating system. Installing a font makes the font available to all applications
Note: Some programs require a restart for the new font to be available.
Windows font installation instructions
- Open "Control Panel" (under Start->Settings)
- Double-click "Fonts" category
- Select "Install New Font..." from File menu
- Browse to the location you placed the font file
- Select "Your font (TrueType)" from the window
- Click the Ok button
Note: If you are reinstalling the font, it is recommended you uninstall and delete the font BEFORE installing the new version. Sometimes a reboot is required as well.
Macintosh font installation instructions (Mac OS X)
- Locate your font file in the Finder
- Double-click the font file icon
- Font Book should display the font
- Click the Install button
Note: In order to make use of the newly installed font, some applications require you to reboot your Mac.
. Your font installation will vary depending upon your computer's operating system. Unfortunately, we cannot offer technical support with installing your font.