(Closed) What font for faux-calligraphy?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m using Jane Austen – and girl I am not even bothering to do faux-calligraphy – saving those precious DIY hours to do other projects like favors and decorations, and instead just running envelopes through the printer.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@MsVoyageur:  I agree. People will probably not even notice that it isn’t calligraphy anyway! Even more people won’t care at all 😛

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Bump this for the bees who have done it… I’m VERY interested in what you guys have used!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

carolyna pro

i started off doing faux calligraphy but it was a pain so i just printed them in black. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I used Carolyna Pro Black – I purchased it for our invites and am using it for everything.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

yes i did.  i even purchased a custom return address stamp on etsy in the same font.  i think i went with carolyna pro black for the stamp but stuck with carolyna pro for the envelope printing because i really liked the subtle width changes inthe strokes — mimicking copperplate calligraphy.  i also love burgues script but it is not as legible.  I find carolyna very easy to read. 

i started using it as a guide and bought white and silver paint pens and fountain calligraphy pens to do my own calligraphy.  in the end i thought it looked better just printed.  my envelopes are red (stradream jupiter color). 

the only problem i see with using this font is that microsoft programs lack some advance typography editing capabilities.  i used indesign because i wanted to manipulate line spacing, glyphs, kerneling…

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am using Chopin Script :).

I have had a lot of fun with doing this faux calligraphy. It turns out beautifully!

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