How many of you got new Cricut or Silhouette machines for the holidays? Welcome to the club of "I can make that myself!" when looking at cute t-shirts, signs, home decor, etc. It's a fun club, and we're happy to have you.
If you're new to using the machines, you'll quickly learn that not all fonts are created equal for being easy to work with while cutting out materials like adhesive vinyl and heat transfer vinyl. Honestly, heat transfer is a little bit more forgiving because it has the carrier sheet already attached, so you're less likely to lose smaller pieces.
Adhesive vinyl is a bit trickier since you have to cut it with the machine, weed out the extra material, and then use transfer tape to move it to the surface you're using. That's when things can get frustrating very quickly.
The secret is finding a thicker font that isn't super complicated in design. The thinner the cuts, the more likely you will accidentally tear it while working, or worse yet, you can't get a clean cut, and you waste a whole sheet of vinyl.
Fear not! I have rounded up 10 different fonts that should cut cleanly and transfer well for you, so you can simply pick the best one for your project and get back to making it, instead of spending hours searching for the best font. I'm just a team player like that! These are the best fonts for vinyl.
1. Clover Rover
Meet Clover Rover! A quirky and fun font set that includes 5 different fonts: Solid, Outline, Thin Outline, Hatch, and Thin Line. The layering of each one leaves you open to endless design possibilities. Great for crafters with cutting machines (Cricut, Silhouette, SnC)! Clover Rover is easy to layer to make eye-catching designs!
Sallim font is a very fresh and unique handmade style font. Sallim font is perfectly suited for logos, stationery, poster, apparel, branding, advertisements, product packaging, product designs, labels, wedding invitations, cards, taglines, layout design, and much more !!
MIX ADORKABLE, is a simply adorable handwritten serif. This was written on an iPad using the Monoline procreate brush from this brush bundle.
4. MaryKate Font Duo
Marykate is a playful yet versatile font duo that comes with a set of solid and outline font files. Perfect for any design or craft projects! Ideal for quotes, home decor, wedding invites, blog header, branding, t-shirts, posters & more!
5. Sleepy Sloth
NA Sleepy Sloth is a fun, handwritten print & script font set. The uniform thickness of the line weight will make this easy to cut out with your crafting machines.
6. Girly Girl
Girly Girl is a fun, simple script that's perfect for your everyday needs!
7. Greenlight Script
Greenlight Script is a new and fresh font script that comes in a vintage and neat style. This font can be used easily, even when mixing and matching with other fonts. With such versatility, Greenlight Script can be used for all different types of projects like logos, cards, and more.
Hybrid Brush font gives your designs an authentic brush handcrafted feel. It's perfectly suited for signature, stationery, logo, typography quotes, magazine or book cover, website header, clothing, branding, packaging design, and more.
Longway is an all-caps serif font with a vintage feel to it. Designed for packages, badges, headlines, posters and so much more!
Dreamcatchers is a handwritten sans serif font with a playful and dreamy look and bouncy baseline. This casual marker font will be perfect for greeting cards, posters, social media, photography, and much more.
Now that you've seen these 10 fonts, I hope it's helped to show you what to look for in a font when selecting it for a vinyl project.