Saturday, January 30, 2010

Submit your handwriting to be made into a free font

I will make your handwriting into a true type font to be used on your computer for free! The only stipulation is that you agree to let me share them for others to enjoy! It's easy peasy! Here's what I need

Follow all of these steps carefully.

1. Select a fine tip black marker. Make sure it is really juicy and fresh, don't try to use one that is dried out or partially dried out it will not produce good results. Be careful not to make your writing too thick, during font production it will increase the size of the font slightly so we don't want to lose any detail.

2. Using a plain white sheet of computer paper write out the following
  • abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
  • 1234567890
  • ?!,.();:'"@#$&
  • the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog 

Try to keep your letters the same size. If you want to try to do doodles and/or dingbats as a font I would be happy to try to make those also.

3. Scan your image. Very important do NOT use the factory settings on your scanner, they probably are not set to what I need. Go into the control panel for your scanner and make sure to scan as a COLOR PHOTO at 300 dpi. After you scan this to your computer do NOT resize it. Email it to me as an attachment and please send it as a JPEG file. 

4.Along with you handwriting please include your name. Email your handwriting to amyjo1980@yahoo.comIf I chose your handwriting to produce into a font I will email it to you after it's finished.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments section. Thanks!


  1. That is so cool! I need to figure out my scanner! LOL

  2. Luvvvvvvvvvvv the free fonts!! Thx!!!!!!
    Where can I get the font you have in your jpg above???

  3. Great, thanks! I'm going to try it tonight.

  4. is this still possible? what's the turnaround? ~thanks