"Cricut" Cutter fonts

Joined: November 18th, 2011, 11:35 pm

June 12th, 2018, 1:33 pm #1

My wife has one of those Cricut cutters for her scrap booking hobby. Prior to looking over the machine, I assumed you could hook it up to your computer and download fonts to it...not the case. They use a cartridge device with pre-programmed fonts and graphics but I'm not finding any available for "our" purposes. I've seen and read where guys have used these to cut letters/numbers from vinyl sheet to make paint masks...and that's my plan. My question is, are there USAF/USAAF and Navy fonts available?

Thanks
Andrew White
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Joined: March 10th, 2005, 11:29 pm

June 12th, 2018, 3:48 pm #2

https://www.dafont.com/amarillo-usaf.font
Amarillo-usaf, very useful 45 degree block, for both WW2 and postwar, free.

http://www.tlai.com/med_des/lbusn.html
Long Beach USN, postwar 60 degree block, often seen on data blocks and squadron names
This one costs $20.

http://www.fontriver.com/font/usaaf_stencil/
USAAF Stencil, another 45 degree block, but with stencil cut-outs, free.

Do a google search on usaf stencil font and you'll find a bunch of other ones as well.
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Joined: October 15th, 2009, 5:22 am

June 12th, 2018, 6:42 pm #3

Might not be possible with the cricut. You are reading about Silhouettes or other hobby cutters.
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Joined: November 18th, 2011, 11:35 pm

June 12th, 2018, 8:20 pm #4

krow113 wrote: Might not be possible with the cricut. You are reading about Silhouettes or other hobby cutters.
Gotcha, ok.
Andrew White
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 12:03 am

June 12th, 2018, 8:45 pm #5

You can download the fonts and import them to the cricut
when you need them. There's and import funtion in the cricut
your wife might know about. Always check google/youtube
when learning about these cutters.
I just like airplanes
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:45 pm

June 13th, 2018, 3:50 pm #6

It depends on the model. Older and lower end Cricut machines operate only on the cartridges. My understanding is that if you have a Cricut machine that can use the Design Space software, you can upload fonts to the software package. Design Space is an online software that you have to subscribe to.

Bottom line is, I don't think Cricut is the ideal machine for our hobby.
Todd Enlund

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Joined: November 18th, 2011, 11:35 pm

June 13th, 2018, 5:49 pm #7

Todd Enlund wrote: It depends on the model. Older and lower end Cricut machines operate only on the cartridges. My understanding is that if you have a Cricut machine that can use the Design Space software, you can upload fonts to the software package. Design Space is an online software that you have to subscribe to.

Bottom line is, I don't think Cricut is the ideal machine for our hobby.
Yeah, this is an older simpler model. No computer hookup terminals on it at all.

I have several font files saved and have been printing my own custom letters/numbers for a while but thought I'd give masks a go. No dice, stick to the old way.
Andrew White
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 12:03 am

June 13th, 2018, 8:27 pm #8

Todd Enlund wrote: It depends on the model.
Shoulda known.  I agree, Cricut not the best for your goals.
I just like airplanes
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