Figuring Out Fonts

When we say that you can completely customize the labels you order from us, we mean it.  You can change the wording on our labels, the font style, and most of the time you can even change the colors as well.  We love giving you the ability to create completely custom, personalized labels that match the style or theme you’ve chosen for your event.

If you’re interested in changing the font of one of our designs, here’s a little crash course on the wide world of font styles.  It’s really helpful to know a little bit about fonts so that when you request changes you can feel confident that what you request is what you’re expecting.

There are basically three main categories of fonts: serif, san serif, and script.

The easy way to distinguish serif from san serif fonts is the feet.  Take a look at this example of a serif font:[singlepic id=121 w=240 h=160 float=center]

As you can see, serif fonts have “feet” on the ends of the strokes.  Some examples of serif fonts are:

  • Times New Roman
  • Baskerville
  • Bodoni
  • Caslon

You can actually view a lot of these fonts using Microsoft Word.  Just type out a sentence and play around with the fonts until you find one that suits the theme and style you’re using for your event!  You can request that font in the “Special Instructions” field when ordering.

San serif fonts are clean-cut at the end of strokes.  Here’s an example of a san serif font:[singlepic id=125 w=240 h=160 float=center]

San serif fonts tend to look very clean and un-fussy.  Some examples of san serif fonts are:

  • Arial
  • Helvetica
  • Futura
  • Univers

Next, we come to script fonts.  Script fonts are beautiful, and vary widely in style from calligraphic to hand-written to clean cursive to elegant script.  Here’s an example of a script font:[singlepic id=124 w=240 h=160 float=center]

This style of font lends itself naturally to weddings, anniversaries, and other classy celebrations.  A few popular script fonts are:

  • Edwardian
  • Scriptina
  • Old Fasion Script
  • Aristocrat

Now that we’ve covered font styles, let’s talk about the effects you can use to change the appearance of the fonts you choose.  You basically have three options for modifying the appearance of fonts: you can italicize, bold, or underline them.  You might find these examples helpful:[singlepic id=123 w=240 h=160 float=center]

You can use any of these options to create the look you’re going for with your label text.

There are so many ways you can customize labels, from scripts to colors to wording.  If you have any questions or special requests just let us know, we’re happy to work with you to create the label that’s perfectly suited to whatever celebration you’re putting together!





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