Silhouette Tips

Free Silhouette Sketch Pen-Friendly Thin Fonts + Bonus Tutorial


Whether you’re using Silhouette Sketch Pens or a pen holder, it can be challenging finding fonts that work right ‘out of the box.’ A lot of super thin fonts will still have the slightest of outlines when you try to write out text with a Silhouette machine.

This list of fonts – a mix of serif, sans-serif, cursive, and sketched – requires absolutely no additional work on your part to make it look like it was handwritten.

You can see the examples below, written out using the pen holder and normal ballpoint pen:


Download the fonts from the following links:

Bonus Tutorial

Since these kinds of fonts are rare, here’s a tip on how to turn any font into a sketch pen-friendly font. Using Silhouette Studio’s internal offset feature will allow you to fill in the outlined fonts.

Watch the video below to find out how:

As you can see, it takes a bit of experimenting to find the right setting for the internal offset, and you have to just keep repeating either the same setting, or vary it slightly, until you fill in the empty space with lines. (And if you need to move the filled in word, don’t forget to either group all of those individual elements together.)

What are your favorite Silhouette fonts? Let me know in the comments.  

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