(Closed) Font for faux calligraphy

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

tagging so I can find this later!

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I don’t know if I missed it but did anyone mention how to do this on the envelope?  I would love to use my laser jet to handle this.

Post # 35
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Mrs Christopher:  Saaaaame. My FSMIL offered to help (she has beautiful handwriting), but I don’t know if I want to make her address ~210 envelopes.

Post # 38
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@Tostones:  

The Alberwash Swash is exactly what I’m looking for for my candy buffet labels. What site is that from? Free or paid?

 

Thanks!

Post # 39
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@conkin 420 – The font is actually called Albemarle Swash.  Our graphic designer used them for our save the dates and I printed the envelopes to match.  There are three different versions of the font, and it helped to have them all.  I’m a bit fussy, so went through each address and changed them individually, sometimes if people had a double letter in their name such as “Rafferty” the two swirly “f”s together was a bit much, so you can make the other letter the standard Albemarle font instead.  You can download it here:

http://fontzone.net/?q=Albemarle

I just created a document in excel with everyone’s details, then mail merged to word.  Then I changed the font and fixed everyone’s labels up before printing.  Sounds like a lot of work but it didn’t take too long and looked great!

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

sweet!

Post # 41
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

i’m a little confused, are yous supposed to print it in a lighter color and then hand write over it or can you just print it in black ink? I guess it’s more of a preference?

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I just bought some nice black caligraphy pens from hobby lobby. I got two packs of 5 each for 175 envelopes. they run out so that s why I had to get so many. They included some sheets with how to do the caligraphy. It was very easy and basically they were black markers with a straight edge tip so just writing normal looked pretty with these pens.

Post # 43
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think some people want a fancy hand written look (calligraphy is popular, but you have to learn how to write it, and it takes a lot of time), so printing in a lighter ink, and then tracing over it gives the illusion of being hand done, while still being neat and orderly because the letters are uniform from the computer font.  

Other people are totally fine with just printing it out in dark ink.  It totally depends on if that is a detail which matters to you (personally, for me, it’s not something that will make a big difference to me, so I’ll be printing and not spending the time to go over them by hand). 

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

The font I am using on all of ours is Monotype Corsiva in Microsoft Publisher, it’s nice but not too fancy!!!

Post # 44
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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orangek8:  Did you save each address as a new file and print from there? Or did you have AI up and just rewrote address each time?

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