The Silhouette CAMEO will cut any TrueType font you already have on your computer, as well as those you may find on the internet. If you want to know which are the best fonts for the Silhouette Cameo, read on!
You can cut any font on your computer with your Silhouette Studio software, just by opening a text box and typing, and using the selection tool on the right-hand side of your screen to change the font. You’ll see every TruType font on your computer listed in the scrolling menu.
The great thing, or one of the great things, about the Silhouette is its ability to cut any style font: thick, thin, simple, elaborate, straight, curly. However, some people have found that smoother-edged fonts are cut better than ones with a distressed, brush or other non-smooth edge. The thing to remember when cutting smaller, thinner or more delicate fonts is setting the speed and depth according to not only the material you are cutting, but the intricacy of the design. Once you’ve created your cut be sure to take care in getting the design(s) off the mat. Using a Silhouette Spatula will help in getting under the design.
A fun way to test your skills, play with settings, and experiment with different fonts is to create a Subway Art piece. Choose three or four fonts, for a unified look that is diverse enough to add interest to your piece like: SNF Infinity Bold, LD Oz and LD Becca. Here you’ll find all the fonts that the Silhouette Online Store has – sure to cut perfectly!