How to Download Fonts to Cricut?
In order to use a new free font for cricut in Design Space, you need to download fonts for Cricut and install Design Space on your computer. Once you do this, the new font will be available for you to use in Cricut Design Space.
How to upload fonts to Design Space?
Here are the basic steps to download a new font and access it in Cricut Design Space.
1. Download the font you want to use. Note which folder the font files are downloaded to.
2. Unzip the fonts folder. Double-click a single font file. (Most font files end in .ttf or .otf - if you have the option, I recommend installing a .otf file.) Follow the prompts on your computer to install the font files.
3. After installing the font, open Cricut Design Space. (If the design space is already open, you may need to close and reopen it.)
4. Create a new project and add a new text layer. Select the text tool to add a new text box to your canvas. Then, click the Font drop-down menu in the top toolbar to change the font.
Specific steps in Cricut Design Space
Step 1: Open Cricut Design Space on your computer.
Step 2: Please click to create a new project
Step 3: Click the text icon on the left to get started.
Step 4: Writing text in the Cricut design space.
Before we can edit the text or experiment with our Cricut font choice, we need to add some text. With the text tool selected, click Start and type any sample text you want. Any text here will do. Then, Cricut Design Space renders our text for us.
Step 5: Now, after placing our text, make sure to click on it to select it. If text is not active, we will not see the text option at the top of the screen. This is what it looks like when text is selected.
Step 6: After selecting text, look at the upper part of the screen. Here we can change the font itself, font size, letter spacing, curves, and more. Again, this is only visible when your text is active.
Step 7: Click the font drop-down menu highlighted below. This is where we can choose a new Cricut font.
Step 8: Clicking on the font drop-down menu gives us the following font window. Here we can take a look at our available fonts. Most of the ones listed here are part of the Cricut font library. We can also purchase additional fonts in Cricut Design Space.
Step 9: However, the fonts you have available here rely on two sources: the Cricut font library and your system fonts. The Cricut font library is native to Cricut Design Space, while your system fonts are native to the computer.
So if you're wondering how to download fonts to Cricut Design Space or how to upload fonts to Cricut, keep that in mind. When it comes to the Cricut font library, you have three options:
Default Cricut font selection included with Cricut machines Premium Cricut font selection, which you can buy separately or through Cricut Access System fonts, allowing you to freely download Cricut fonts in any style you like If you look at your font selection, you can switch between All, System and Cricut fonts. You can also search for your fonts by name in the Search Fonts column.
Where can you find fonts to download?
There are many places to find fonts for cricut free. For example, you can find free fonts on sites like fonts.google.com and dafont.com. There are also sites like Creative Market and Creative Fabrica where you can find beautiful, high-quality cricut free fonts.
Most free font downloads come with a personal use license, which means you can use them for free in your personal projects. On the other hand, if you want to sell items made with a font, make sure the font comes with a commercial license.
What is a good "cuttable" free font for cricut?
Some fonts are easier to cut than others. When you choose a font to download, look for fonts with smooth, solid edges. Think twice about using sketch fonts, brush fonts, or fonts with lots of texture. Your Cricut will thank you and reward you with a faster, cleaner cut.
Now that you know how to download fonts for Cricut and how to upload them to Cricut Design Space, it opens up a world of possibilities. Downloading fonts to Cricut Design Space is easy and fun, and then you can use your Cricut Machine to create truly unique projects.