Found a new font and need to know how to add fonts to Cricut Design Space? Or maybe you'd like to expand your Cricut font library with custom fonts. In this tutorial, we'll walk through how to add fonts to Cricut and how to use your newly installed Cricut font.
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What You'll Need
In this walkthrough, we'll use the following font to show you how to add fonts to Cricut Design Space:
Feel free to download this font to work along as we explore how to upload fonts to Cricut Design Space. However, you can use any other font you prefer, as well. When you're looking to download fonts for Cricut, remember to consider your project. Thin fonts might be nice for drawing, but not all that great for cutting.
1. How to Upload a Font to Cricut
Let's begin by discussing how fonts work in Cricut Design Space.
Open up Cricut Design Space on your computer. It's free software that you can download and install, on Mac or PC, that works with your Cricut Machine of choice.
Here's what the Home Screen looks like in Cricut Design Space.
To access our Cricut font library, click to create a New Project. We can click on the icon at the top of the screen or in the bottom area, where we can find our project history.
Looking at our project, it can be overwhelming to consider things like how to upload fonts to Cricut or how to download fonts to Cricut. Where are the fonts? It can be a little confusing at first, when you want to know how to add fonts to Cricut, because it looks and acts like its own special (and sometimes hidden) library.
Click on the Text Icon on the left, to get started.
Before we can edit text or experiment with our Cricut font choices, we'll need to add some text. With the Text Tool selected, click to begin, and type any sample text you would like. Any text here will do. Notice that this initial box is just for typing.
Then, Cricut Design Space renders our text for us.
Now, with our text placed, make sure to click on it to select it. If the text isn't active, we won't see our text options at the top of the screen. Here's what it looks like when your text is selected.
With your text selected, take a look at the upper part of the screen. Here, we can change the font itself, the font size, the letter spacing, the curve, and more.
Again, this will only be visible if your text is active.
Click on the Font dropdown, highlighted below. This is where we could select a new Cricut font.
Clicking on the Font dropdown gives us the following Fonts window.
Here, we can take a look at our available fonts. Most of the ones listed here are part of Cricut's font library. We can purchase additional fonts within Cricut Design Space too.
However, your available fonts 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 your computer.
So, if you want to know how to download fonts to Cricut Design Space or how to upload fonts to Cricut, keep this in mind. You have three options when it comes to your Cricut font library:
- the default Cricut font selections, which come with your Cricut machine
- premium Cricut font choices, which you can purchase individually or via Cricut Access
- System Fonts, which give you the freedom to download fonts for Cricut in any style you'd like
If you look at your font selections, you can toggle between All, System, and Cricut fonts. You can also search for your font by name in the Search Fonts bar.
Let's turn our focus to System Fonts—how to download them, how to install them, and how to get them visible in Cricut Design Space.
2. How to Download Fonts for Cricut
If you've never downloaded a font before, it's not very complicated. Like many other types of documents, fonts are normally one file (or a collection of files, if a font comes in more than one format or variation). Here are some of the common file formats to look out for:
- TTF (TrueType Fonts)
- OTF (OpenType Fonts)
TTF files are a great choice for all-around font usage. OTF is often a preferred file type for designers, as it can include a host of additional content and information, such as alternates, glyphs, and ligatures that can make for more typographic options.
Choose whichever you prefer. Both will work in Cricut Design Space.
To download a font, however, make sure you've saved it to your computer. Your font will either be a single file or a compressed file that you'll need to open and extract.
Never installed a font before on your computer? Check out these free tutorials from Envato Tuts+. They will walk you through the process for either PC or Mac.
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But if you return to Cricut Design Space, at this point, you won't see your newly installed System Font. What gives?
Make sure to close Cricut Design Space. It needs to reload your system fonts. Make sure to save any open work you'd like to keep, before closing the software.
Once you've closed Cricut Design Space, open it back up.
Open an existing project or start a new one. Then, either select some text or use the Text Tool to place some. Then, we can once again access our text options in the same way we did before.
If you have a lot of fonts installed, you can make it easier to find your favorite Cricut font by typing its name into the search bar, highlighted below. The font I used is called Imani Serif.
Now, when we check our Cricut font library, our new custom font addition is listed here for use. We've successfully installed and accessed a custom downloaded font in Cricut Design Space.
3. Where to Download Fonts for Cricut
Looking for new fonts to add to your Cricut font collection? Envato Elements has some of the best Cricut script fonts, cute Cricut fonts, Cricut cursive fonts, and much more. The best part is, it's super affordable.
For one low fee, you get access to thousands of fonts—and they're even licensed for commercial use. This means you can sell your creations made with this font library.
The great thing about Envato Elements is that this also includes vector graphics, illustrations, photographs, templates, and more. You don't have to pay extra, because everything is included with unlimited downloads.
If you'd like access to a huge library of professional-quality content, Envato Elements is an awesome resource at a bargain price.
Here's a selection of some of the fonts you can download and use with your Cricut machine today. Remember, they're all included for one low fee—these fonts and thousands more. Now that you know how to use downloaded fonts on Cricut, you'll be ready to download and use these fonts right now.
Envato Elements has some of the best Cricut script fonts, like this cute script font that you can download right now. It's cute, but it's also versatile. It could work for invitations, T-shirts, and more.
Looking for something chunky with a cut paper feel? Check out this fun and unusual Cricut font. Download it today to try it out in your next design project.
Here's another cute script font. There are so many different styles to choose from on Envato Elements. This one is included at no additional cost, with unlimited downloads.
Here's a cheerful font that could work well for name tags, gift cards, birthday invitations, and more. It has a fun, child-like aesthetic. Why not give it a download today and try it in your next Cricut project?
Isn't this script font elegant? The best Cricut script fonts are going to depend on your project, and that's why a service like Envato Elements is so appealing. You can try out as many as you want from thousands of high-quality fonts.
What Cute Cricut Fonts Will You Try Out?
There's no better time to download fonts for Cricut than right now. There are so many cute Cricut fonts to try out. Whether you're looking for Cricut cursive fonts, the perfect Cricut script font, or just an unusual Cricut font for your next project, it's easy to add fonts to Cricut.
Remember, if you're looking for a huge library of high-quality fonts at a bargain price, check out Envato Elements. There are thousands of fonts you can download now, all for one low price!
Pick, choose, and try out as many fonts as you want, and use them for commercial projects too. Sign up today and download fonts for Cricut right now.
Now that you know how to download fonts for Cricut and how to upload fonts to Cricut Design Space, it opens up a world of possibilities. Looking for even more fonts? Check out these collections. Find free fonts, premium fonts, type inspiration, and much more.
Good luck with your next Cricut design project!
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