Choosing a typeface for a design can be the best part or the worst depending on your point of view. Here are some basic guidlines:
Is this all there is?
Oh, no. Nope, nope, nope. There are a bazillion (<-- not an actual number) typefaces out there. If you're looking for something specific, give us the name of the typeface. Sometimes we can identify it from an image. If we have it already or can get it without too much cussing, there will be no additional charge for acquiring it.
If you can't decide, just give us some typeface names as suggestions. We'll see what we think looks best for your design. You will get to see your design before we engrave it so you will absolutely have the final say.
Check out your options. There are a variety of choices in the slideshow below. Make note of the ones you like best. There is a field in your customization form for typefaces you prefer. If you don't know which typeface(s) to pick, just list the ones you like. We'll make a design for you.
Things to keep in mind: Some Decorative Typefaces do not have lowercase letters or numbers. Many do not have all or any punctuation marks. If this is the case for your typeface choice, fear not; there are easy design solutions. It's just something to keep in mind.
These are the kind of typefaces you use when you have a lot of words in your design. There is no correct or incorrect choice. Pick what looks good to you.
The samples below are only a small portion of legible typefaces available. If you have one you particularly want to use, send us an example. We will do our best to match it.
Serif: Letters that have those projections on the tops and bottoms of letters. The most recognizable of this class of typeface is Times New Roman. Serif fonts lend an air of importance and tradition.
Sans Serif: These are typefaces that are perceived as cleaner and more modern. The letters are usually the same thickness all the way around (unlike the varying thick/thin of serif typefaces). The most commonly used in this class is Helvetica. We prefer to use san serif typefaces when we have to engrave very small letters.
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