If you're just starting out with your Cricut machine, you may not realise that not all fonts work equally well for vinyl cutting.
Don't waste time and vinyl working with fonts that don't yield good results. Instead, read these easy tips on the best fonts for vinyl cutting with Cricut and take a look at the font examples from Envato Elements and GraphicRiver. You'll thank us later.
If you want to know how to upload fonts to Cricut Design Space, check out this video:
1. Party With Your Cricut
Look, the whole point of having a Cricut is to have fun, right? So don't stick to the same old boring fonts. Live a little! Of course, you'll want a font that isn't too difficult to cut, but aside from that golden rule in Cricut land, the sky's the limit. Here are some pretty awesome fonts for you to try.
Best Fonts for Cricut Vinyl (Decorative)
Bitrate Sans Serif Display Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Look at this minimalist display font with a futuristic feel. With its unique design and strong impact, it would make a great Cricut jersey font. Download it and start designing!
ANNA Sans Serif Font (OTF, TTF)
This wonderful decorative font is just what you need for your next Cricut project. Anna is a contemporary sans serif font with a sharp, clean design and some innovative letterforms, like the triangular "A" shown here.
Saltillo | Script Font (TTF, OTF)
If you're looking for the best Cricut fonts for T-shirts, try Saltillo. It's an elegant script font that would be perfect for displaying a quote or slogan that you can cut in vinyl and apply to your shirt. There are tons of glyphs, alternates, and ligatures to experiment with!
Agrozza (TTF, OTF)
Wouldn't this make a great addition to your design? Check out the unique design elements here, with the different styles of "A", the "Z"s joined together, and more. Experiment with Agrozza if you're going for a sci-fi or tech theme for your design, or if you just want something very cool and contemporary.
2. Beware of Very Thin Fonts & Other Pitfalls
We get it! You've fallen in love with a super-thin font and you're dying to use it in your next Cricut project. Our advice? Step away from the font.
Why? Thin fonts are difficult to cut because the cut lines lie too close to each other. On top of that, they make the weeding process very difficult. Of course, you can always adjust the offset around the font to make it a bit thicker so it will cut more cleanly, but then it's no longer a very thin font, so our advice is to stay away from them and instead try these fonts that are thin and elegant and should work much better than the very thin fonts.
Best Cricut Fonts for Vinyl (Slender)
Helios Typeface (OTF)
The best fonts for T-shirts on Cricut are not only easy to cut into vinyl, but also very stylish! Helios ticks both of those boxes with ease. Play with the alternate versions, switch between rounded and regular corners, and more.
GELLO (TTF, OTF)
Gello is a great example of the "thin, but not too thin" mantra. It's the best font for small vinyl cutting Cricut projects where you want a simple, elegant font to show off your design.
Abro Font Rounded Letters (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
Abro Sans is about as thin as you want to go when you're looking for the best font for iron-on vinyl. It has that clean, minimalist look, but it's not so thin that it will be difficult to cut and weed.
Venditum Typeface (OTF)
Monoline typefaces like Venditum can work just as well as thick fonts for Cricut, as long as they're not too thin. Just be sure not to make the design too small—you don't want the cutting and weeding process to get too fiddly.
3. Learn to Weld
No, not the kind of welding where you need a torch and helmet! If you love cursive fonts as much as we do, you need to know how to handle them effectively so that they give you the results you want. The easy step that you need to take with them is to weld them together.
Check out this video, which will walk you through the process, and then check out the best fonts for vinyl cutting on Cricut in the category of cursives.
Best Fonts for Vinyl Cutting on Cricut (Cursives)
Thin connecting strokes are tough to work with because they are difficult to cut, so choose thicker connectors for easier cleaner cuts. Also, stay away from fonts with too many looks as they also make the weeding process very difficult.
Brooklyn Script (OTF, TTF, WOFF)
The great thing about Brooklyn is that it has bold curves and thick brushstrokes, making it easy to cut into vinyl. This makes it one of the best fonts for T-shirts on Cricut. Give it a try and see for yourself!
Vanilla Daisy (TTF, OTF)
Here's a script font that's a little more ornate, but still keeps those all-important thick connectors. With over 700 glyphs to work with here, you'll be able to create some stunning designs with Vanilla Daisy.
Chanide Script (OTF, TTF)
Check out those swashes! They'll be beautiful in your final design, but still easy to cut. Perfect for apparel design, Chanide would make a great Cricut jersey font.
Hayline (TTF, OTF)
Can't you just see this elegant script font on your T-shirt design? If you want the best font for iron-on Cricut, this may just be the one. It also comes with a wide variety of accents and characters in multiple languages, so there's plenty of flexibility here.
4. Stay Away From Texture
Yeah, we know you love grunge, glitches and all nature of textures, but though they may be among the best effects for fonts for T-shirts and other projects, they're not the best Cricut fonts for vinyl because they're difficult to cut and are liable to lead to tears—and we don't just mean in your vinyl. So choose smooth fonts every time.
Best Fonts for Vinyl Cutting Cricut (Smooth Fonts)
Modest Sans Serif (OTF)
Sometimes, you just want a simple, highly legible font to make your text easy to read from a distance. After all, what good is a T-shirt design if nobody can read it? So try using Modest, a geometric, circular typeface that's sure to stand out.
Riglia Luxury Serif Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
Bring a touch of luxury to your design with the Riglia font. It's one of the best Cricut fonts for T-shirts and other projects with a luxury or high-fashion design style.
Amerald Modern Sans (TTF, OTF)
Looking for a futuristic font to pep up your Cricut design? Try Amerald, an elegant monoline font with an innovative style that will look great on your vinyl cutting projects.
Comodo (TTF, OTF, EOT, WOFF)
Simple and clean, but with a strong impact: that's the best way to think of Comodo. The perfectly rounded letters create a consistent, uniform look, but little details like the sharp angle at the top of the "d" will surprise and delight.
5. Size Matters
When it comes to the fonts you use with your Cricut, size does matter. If you make your font too small it may prove too intricate to cut cleanly. So use substantial fonts for your designs and size them appropriately.
Best Fonts for Cricut Vinyl (Thick Fonts for Cricut)
LUNA (OTF, TTF)
Slab serifs are great for vinyl cutting projects. Luna has a bit of a stencil look, which could work really well for all sorts of apparel design projects. How will you use this one?
Wanderlust (TTF, OTF, SVG, WOFF)
Wanderlust, as the name suggests, is inspired by travel and adventure, but you could also use it for other types of designs. Because it's both thick and legible, it's one of the best fonts for T-shirts on Cricut when you want your text to be the star of the show.
Converon Cubical Display Font (TTF, OTF)
Here's something a bit different. The decorative text is not the most legible, so be careful with it, but if you just have one word to display and you want to make it look creative and interesting, then Converon is a great choice.
Nura Variable Font (OTF, TTF)
Clean, simple, and beautifully designed, Nura is one of the best thick fonts for Cricut. Use this thick font for Cricut to make a logo or slogan that people can't possibly miss!
Choose the Best Fonts for Vinyl Cutting
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