Why should I choose Open Type or True Type fonts?
encourage everyone to choose Open Type Fonts where available. Many of our
older font only come in the True Type Font versions. The only reason, I
can think of, to choose TTF when OTF is available, is if your system or
applications are so old that OTF is not compatible.
OTF and TTF are compatible with most newer computer systems
and design programs, both PC and Mac. Even if your application does not
offer OTF extras, such as automatic and contextual ligatures and alternates,
you can still use them. You may find that you can use them in the future
when upgrades to you system do include these features.
If you are not sure, order OTF and if you find that they
do not install successfully, we will send TTF version at your request.
What are my legal limitations using your fonts?
Studio/Signfonts User License Agreement
By clicking the .zip archive or any files in e-mail or on your computer
or on the Signfonts CD package containing A&S font files, you agree
to the terms of the Signfonts End User License Agreement.
A&S fonts remain the property of Art&Sign Studio/Signfonts.com.
Payment received by Art&Sign/Signfonts.com in exchange for A&S
font files, is for the license to use the fonts as described in this agreement
and NOT for ownership of the fonts or font files. This is a contract between
you and Art&Sign Studio/Signfonts.com.. This license is non-transferable.
If you do not agree to the terms, you may not use A&S fonts.
Your License Agreement permits you to use A&S fonts at
only one location. A&S fonts may be installed on
as many computers as you may have at that location. You may make one copy
of the font files for purposes of back-up only.
Computers with A&S Signfonts installed may not be removed
from the licensed location except for repair. A&S fonts must be uninstalled
from any computer that is taken out of service, traded or sold.
You are not permitted to alter the font files in any manner.
This includes, but is not limited to, re-naming the font, altering, manipulating
or rearranging the characters in any way.
Redistribution is prohibited, including, but not limited
to, reselling and or trading. A&S fonts and font files may not be shared
or passed around among Groups for any reason.
A&S fonts used within Word or Design programs must be
converted to path (curve or line) before such program files are passed
on to others, such as Printers, Web designers, clients, etc.
Will Signfonts work with my _______system?
are True Type Fonts. They will work with any sign making system that accepts
True Type fonts. Some systems require that fonts be converted before they
can be used. Always install font into the windows font folder before trying
to place them into you sign making system. Individual software will provide
it's own converter if needed.
Mac computers OS10 or newer will use True Type Fonts. Many
of our newer fonts come as Open Type PS. All signfonts are available as
Open Type PS, but older fonts that were originally created as True Type
tend to lose somewhat in the conversion, We will send True Type fonts to
Mac customers unless specified otherwise. When installing Signfont ttf.
on your Mac computer you may receive an error message, ignore it. This
is due to a naming conflict and will not effect the performance of the
fonts or your computer.
Are Signfonts complete fonts?
fonts contain a full set of upper and lower case characters and numbers.
Some lower case alphabets are smaller versions of the upper case letters
(Small caps).With one exception (Graphina Chisel) normal punctuation is
all included: period, coma, quotes, apostrophe, asterisk, exclamation,
question, dollar, number, percent, ampersand, at, slash, dash, brackets,
hyphen, colon and semicolon. Signfonts are created for primary Headline
Text, to be used as Artistic Text in the creation of Signs. They will work
very well, in most cases, for paragraph text. You will not find
em dash or en dash characters, no currency characters other than dollar
and cent. No accent or foreign language (non-English) symbols, accents
Our newer fonts, all include extended character sets
for accented vowels and currencies such as the British Sterling and Euro.
These fonts are:
Cricket, Omni, Roadhouse, Cartoon, Edoras, Sarsaparilla,
Valentino, Heartbeat, Stockyard, Truckin, Jillbeans, Snapper Script, Blaze
, Raptor, Carolina, Layla, Tuscano, Bogie, Poster Deco, Argentina, Easy
Street, Fat Bottom Brush.
Why won't my chisel font line up right in Flexi?
Flexi you can go to Preferences under the Edit menu, then select the Tool
tab and scroll down to select the Text Tool option. Make sure the radio
button next to "Use font Height" is selected.
THERE ARE SOME KNOWN ISSUES WITH MULTI
PART CHISEL FONTS AND SOME SIGN SOFTWARE. This is not just an issue with
Signfont Chisels, but with all Multi part Fonts. Signmakers
using Signlab or Cassmate/Inspire may have problems with multiparty fonts
matching up correctly. However, if you design in another program such as
CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator, simply convert all fonts to curve before
Will Signfonts convert for use in my Gerber software?
Yes, Signfonts are True Type Fonts and will convert to Gerber Fonts using
the Convert feature in the Omega TTF Font Converter. Everything should
line up just fine as all the original spacing and kerning is preserved.
For more useful information about Gerber fonts:
If I receive my fonts by Email, How can I get them on to my computer?
Opening Zip File Attachments: First create a folder where your Signfonts
will be stored.
1.Click on the Start button, scroll up and click on My Documents.
2. Open the File menu and click New. Select Folder.
3. A New Folder is created in My Documents, Name it "Signfonts",
4. Double click on the attached zip file that came in your email.
5. Select the option, "Open a temporary copy of this attachment....."
Then click OK.
6. Your Zip program should open, Now open the Edit menu and select
7. The Extract Archive to... Window opens, click on My Documents,
Then select the new Signfonts folder that has just been created. Next
8. Close your Zip Program.
When you are ready to install your fonts in Windows Font
you can fine them in the new file titled Signfonts in My Documents.
How do I install fonts from my Signfonts CD so that they are made available
is my design programs?
A. INSTALLING TRUE TYPE FONTS IN WINDOWS
There may be some slight differences for W95, 98, XP. For
W7 and W8 you can open the font and simply click the "Install"
button ant the top of the font folder.
If fonts are saved on your computer, in step 8 select the
folder your fonts are in.
1. Insert the Signfonts CD into your computer CD Rom. Click
the Start Menu at the bottom of the screen.
2. Scroll up to Control Panel and open it.
3. If you see the heading "Pick a category", select Switch to
4. If you are already in Classic View, find the folder labeled "Fonts"
and open it.
5. In the Fonts window click the File menu.
6. Scroll down and click "Install New Fonts".
7. The "Add Fonts" window will open.
8. In the panel marked "Drives", Select the CD drive. Usually
D or E.
9. All fonts on the CD should now be seen in the List of Fonts.
10. Click "Select All" and then "OK"
Signfonts should now be available to use in any Windows Program.
Q. I have lost fonts that I purchased in the past. Can you
resend them to me?
A. If you can provide proof of purchase or give us correct
personal information about your purchase, we will re-send your font for
a $20.00 processing fee. PLEASE BACK UP YOUR FILES.