Post # 1
Is it possible to share fonts?? Like how I could share music off my computer w/ someone else by saving it to flash drive and then they could download it. I am in love w/ the Burgess Script but I don’t want to pay $100 for a font I am going to use this one time. The reason I am going to attempt to do my own invites is to cut cost. HELP!!
Post # 3
You should keep looking a free fonts or cheaper fonts. Often times, font designers will make a “knock off” that is very similar. One of the gems of information I’ve just learned in a graphic design class I’m taking.
Post # 4
Maybe you could put out an Alchemy request on Etsy, for a designer who has the font and will design your invite files for you (which you would then print and assemble yourself).
“Sharing” fonts has the same argument against it as sharing any sort of creative property– the artist/designer does deserve to get paid for his/her work.
Post # 5
I agree. Check this site for more info – http://www.fonts101.com
Also, Ms. Apple Cider has a link for another free font website on her post about her rehearsal dinner invitations.
Post # 6
Hey June Bride,
As a graphic designer myself i love fonts! And i hate going with the knock off ones because well they look knocked off.. the curves and line weight just don’t have the same elegance and balance as a truly designed font! Your best bet is to find someone with that font and ask for it. Designers give the font’s they use to printers all the time… they wouldn’t be able to print the piece other wise. Yes everyone’s supposed to pay for the font but i think it’s generally known in the industry that this doesn’t happen and that’s why the cost of fonts are so high (because they know they’re going to be shared). If you find someone with the font you like and their willing to share they can just zip it and e-mail it to you, it’s that easy. You also may want to look into finding someone to split the cost with you (that’s what I did). Find four or five brides who want to use the font and then you’ll only be paying $20 a piece which is well worth it. If none of these alternative solutions work and you have to go with a free font try dafont.com.
Hope that helps!
Post # 7
The sharing of commercial fonts is piracy, and it is illegal. Designers spend a lot of time creating type, especially type as intricate and full-featured as Burgues, and they deserve to be compensated for it. I think jhphi’s suggestion of an Alchemy request is the most reasonable one.
Post # 8
Awesome, thanks for the advice. I was not aware that I could do that sort of thing on etsy. I will get right on it. THANKS, again!!